The Nordic dining scene may be stealing news headlines and Michelin stars these days but on Monday, the region’s classical music scene was also drawing international attention.
This week's new releases feature John Dowland's melancholic lute music, Mozart's homages to Haydn, and dances played by Benjamin Grosvenor.
One can learn a lot about operas by going to the cities where they are set. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers Tosca's Rome, Carmen's Seville and the natural world of Wagner.
One critic says the word "maestro" (and "maestra") has been overused and it's time to give it a rest. Another critic accuses him of sexism.
Hear how Sir Neville Marriner became the oldest conductor to lead the Proms, in a program with Joshua Bell. Listen to the archived show.
- Colorado Symphony Drops Tuxedos, Adds Drinks in the Hall
- Susanna Mälkki, Fabio Luisi Get New Conducting Gigs
- 'Maestro' or 'Conductor?' Terminology Sparks Critical Spat
- Fall Preview: 20 Classical Music Concerts to Watch For
- Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Held Without Bail