Verdi & Wagner: Together at Last
The polar opposites share a bicentennial - and perhaps more than we think.
The Rite of a Hundred Springs
Since the riotous launch of Stravinsky’s tour de force acentury ago, composers from Debussy to Dalbavie, from Messiaen to the minimalists, from Xenakis to Zhurbin, have taken inspiration from the score, which remains a revivifying, renewable and perennial source of energy.
Hilary Hahn discusses diving into new music, what it means to be American, giving her collaborators an online voice and her knee-knocking introduction to improvisation.
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The Business of Voices
Four decades and twenty-four members in, The King’s Singers maintain their market share.
On the verge of pursuing a singing career, a soprano faces hearing loss.
Contemporary Diva, Maestra
The mysteries of Barbara Hannigan.
A simple question leads to a simple answer.
Leaving an Impression
Debussy and Ravel? Call them modernists.
Snapshots in Time
A cellist shares his favorite recordings - and one of his own.
Opera as Rock 'n' Roll
An afternoon of contemporary chamber opera in Los Angeles.
Lunatics, Lovers and Poets
Britten’s masterful treatment of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a magic all its own.
Franz Mittler: An Affair of the Ear
The twentieth-century jack found many musical trades.
Gustavo Dudamel’s Mahler Nine; complete Mendelssohn; Benjamin Grosvenor’s Rhapsody; plucky Schubert; Mozart from Lars Vogt and Christian Tetzlaff; clean Beethoven from Leonidas Kavakos; The Tallis Scholars; Beyond Bach with Jennifer Koh; American Mavericks; music of Poul Rovsing Olsen; Brahms and Berg from Renaud Capuçon; music of Philip Lasser; Trio Settecento; Alessio Bax; undiscovered Franck; Nicholas Phan sings Britten; and Wagner’s complete operas.
Joyce DiDonato is Massenet’s Cendrillon.