This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.
Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.
It may have been quiet over Labor Day Weekend, but it hit the fan fiercely earlier today with the news that Allan Kozinn has been re-assigned to a diminished, and unfocused, status at The New York Times after years of writing authoritatively on culture and music for The Gray Lady. Alex Ross, himself a superb [...]
Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in serious condition after a motor scooter accident; Tenor Jonas Kaufmann to undergo chest surgery.
Remember Pokemon? Dances for an iPhone has the next generation of virtual pocket pets: modern dancers.
Placido Domingo and other opera stars are speaking out against the New York City Opera’s proposed move from Lincoln Center. Should the NYC Opera get cheaper digs and book pick-up orchestras to cut costs, or should the company’s management be called upon to find other solutions?
Anne-Sophie Mutter is lambasted for performing “pretty” music. Is there anything wrong with a concert of purely “pretty music” once in a while? Discuss.
Joshua Bell takes over as music director of the one of the world’s most celebrated chamber orchestras. And three more reasons to be optimistic about classical music (and that’s just today).
The New York Times reports music scholar Philip Gossett refused The Metropolitan Opera’s request to write program notes for a production of Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” because he is displeased with their use of a “butchered” version of the score.