Thursday, November 29, 2012
Most opera lovers are familiar with Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades, but Tchaikovsky also wrote some fabulous music for several other heroines.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Last month, two newly-reconstructed Beethoven works were given world premieres within weeks of one another. But can these fragmentary thoughts bring genuine insights?
Monday, November 26, 2012
A new 600-page history of opera is a "bracingly intelligent postmortem" that "inspires a good deal of hope about a supposedly lifeless corpus," writes Marion Lignana Rosenberg.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Having brought together Arab and Israeli musicians for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the conductor Daniel Barenboim now plans to create a school in Berlin for musicians from the Middle East.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Learning an instrument isn't easy, but getting to fake one for a Hollywood film is no picnic either. Christopher Walken talks about his role as a cellist in "A Late Quartet."
Friday, November 16, 2012
A visit to the Handel House Museum, the composer's former home in London, inspires blogger Fred Plotkin to consider his place in the operatic canon.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The music could be over soon at Steinway Hall, the elegant, 87-year-old piano showroom near Carnegie Hall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A cellist who had been collecting frequent flier miles on his instrument for the past 11 years won’t be getting any more free flights.