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The Operatic Paolo Veronese

Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese is the subject of a current exhibition at London’s National Gallery. Fred Plotkin considers why he would be a model for scenic designers in opera.



Is Handel's Messiah Anti-Semitic?

A new book argues that Handel's Hallelujah chorus from Messiah was designed not to honor the birth or resurrection of Jesus but to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem.

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An Easter Offering

In celebration of Easter, Pipedreams presents music from the earliest surviving organ book to contemporary compositions and of-the-moment improvisations.


Q2 Music Album of the Week

Gabriela Lena Frank Draws on Dances, Dreams and Sacrifice

For her most recent album, "Compadrazgo," California-born composer-pianist Gabriela Lena Frank focuses on her Latin side, with references to her travels in South America. Stream the album all this week.