Classical Clicks: Sondheim Plans a New Musical for 2017

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Composer Stephen Sondheim created a treasure hunt for a Friends in Deed benefit at the Natural History Museum. Composer Stephen Sondheim created a treasure hunt for a Friends in Deed benefit at the Natural History Museum. ((c) 2011 CHRISTIAN WOODS)

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Ideas do come in pairs: Stephen Sondheim is working on a musical theater piece, inspired by Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Borgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel, which happens to be the source material of Thomas Ades's new opera of the same name that just premiered at Salzburg last month. (The Washington Post)

The Gramophone Award nominees, representing the year's best recordings, have been announced. (Gramophone)

Composer, conductor, oboist, Mozart in the Jungle personality and patriarch of the famous Hollywood family, Anton Coppola, is profiled. (The New York Times)

A first look at the proposed new Museum in London building, which may include a new home for Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. (The Guardian

Pianist Paul Lewis picks his favorite page of music. Spoiler: It's Schubert. (The New York Times)

A double bass player who spoke out against sexual  harassment on YouTube, discusses the aftermath of her decision to go public. (Who's Your Audience)

As part of this year’s Proms, the BBC has staged a mini-reality show competition in which five amateur orchestras compete to perform during the summer music festival. (BBC)

Elena Doria, the exacting director of the children’s chorus at the Metropolitan Opera for 23 years, died on July 27 at 90. (The New York Times)


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