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NYT > Music
Raphael Ravenscroft, Saxophonist on ‘Baker Street,’ Dies at 60
Mr. Ravenscroft played one of the most recognizable saxophone solos in popular music on Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 hit “Baker Street.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65
Mr. Paulus’s warmly received musical output was prodigious, including 13 operas and some 400 choral works. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Carries High Hopes but No Country Music
The music industry eagerly awaits the first-week sales of Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989,” as CD sales continue to slump, and Ms. Swift moves farther away from country music. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Oddball Rappers Get a Showcase Complete With Models
At the CMJ Music Marathon, the rappers Rae Sremmurd, Makonnen and Father show that hits can come from unlikely places. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Boldly, Bluntly, a Pianist Puts His Stamp on Mozart
Lang Lang played two Mozart piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400

NYT > Jazz
One Song Can Contain Multitudes
Abdullah Ibrahim, who just turned 80, performs in Carnegie Hall’s Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa festival. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
On Piano and Bass
This has been a season of plenty for New York jazz fans drawn especially to the piano-bass duo as a unit of exchange. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Oct. 17-23
A selected, critical guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
An Improviser Brings His Trumpet
Tom Harrell’s ability to adapt has been heard with two bands during a stint at the Village Vanguard. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Oct. 10-16
A selected, critical guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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Anger’s aweigh
It was a night a-tingle with excitement at the Metropolitan Opera House. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:20:06 +0000
Le veau d’or
On this day in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened with a performance of Gounod's Faust. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:24:50 +0000
Bee movie
La Cieca is gradually coming to the conclusion that Tara Erraught (pictured) has built her dressing room over an Indian burial mound. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:26:08 +0000
Hearing Klinghoffer
Since the Met's production of The Death of Klinghoffer, opening tonight, will apparently not be broadcast in any form, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has graciously provided, in streaming form, a recording from the world premiere of the work in 1991 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:46 +0000
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On this day in 1803 the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:25:11 +0000

Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:00 -0400
After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates
On Oct. 19, 1814, an Austrian teenager named Franz Schubert wrote "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel," a boldly innovative song that remains an inspiration for singers and songwriters. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:03:00 -0400
Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'
Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin's best-known piece. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:03:00 -0400
Twenty Years Later, 'Klinghoffer' Still Draws Protests
Some critics charge that John Adams' opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera's supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:54:00 -0400
The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:54:00 -0400

Charenee Wade On 'Song Travels'
The vocalist performs jazz classics, including "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Blue Monk," in a session with host Michael Feinstein. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:43:00 -0400
Cassandra Wilson On Piano Jazz
In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Old Devil Moon." Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:19:49 -0400
Reimagining Brubeck
The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:36:38 -0400
To Miles, From Wayne
In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:23:25 -0400
The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt
A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:03:00 -0400
Chicago: A scavenger hunt of world premieres
It was Open House Chicago this weekend. Open House is, apparently, a worldwide celebratory architectural free-for-all phenomenon that started in London. But I've only ever experienced it in Chicago. Here, it usually falls in late October, when each rainstorm is a tender rite of passage that strips the city of a bit more color. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:24:17 +0000
League of American Orchestras & New Music USA Announce 12 New Music Alive Residencies
Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:34:59 +0000
Getting Past Difficult Pronunciations to Answering Some Difficult Questions—the 2014 ISCM World Music Days
Finding a way to attend the International Society for Contemporary Music's annual World Music Days ought to be a new music aficionado’s equivalent to going on the hajj. Here are some highlights from this year's edition which was held in Wrocław, Poland. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:16:21 +0000
Music in a Time of Snapchat: Ephemeral Contexts
It’s fair to say that we yearn for more opportunities to enjoy music in less formal spaces. But can you still have a valuable musical experience while ordering a drink, chewing an hors d’oeuvre, or making conversation? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:21 +0000
Boston: A Fight for Love and Glory—Pipeline! at 25
Boston loves its exemplars—those acts that either are so singular as to make (and, sometimes, break) the mold, or that so fully embody a sound, or a genre, or an attitude, as to aspire to a kind of universal standard. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:32:34 +0000
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Indiana University Opera Hopes to Score in Football Stadium
In the heart of basketball country, Indiana University's football team has long elicited collective sighs and groans. The school generates the second-lowest football revenue in the Big Ten and historically has had trouble filling 52,000-seat Memorial Stadium. The team's fall record is 3-3 – in advance of a daunting match-up Saturday against Michigan State.

All too aware of this, Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced Friday that it will present a live simulcast of its production of Puccini's La boheme on the stadium's Jumbotron. The simulcast, dubbed "Opera in the End Zone," will take place on October 24. Tickets will be free.  
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Twin Cities Opera and Choral Composer Stephen Paulus Dies at 65
A leading figure in Minnesota's classical composing circle and an author of nearly 60 orchestral scores, 10 operas and 150 choral pieces, Stephen Paulus has died. He was 65. The Twin Cities composer, who might be best known for his 1982 opera The Postman Always Rings Twice, suffered a stroke last year that had been affecting his health up until he died Sunday, Oct. 19.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
The Depth of Klinghoffer: What Does the Controversy Say about Freedom of Expression?
There is an opera at the Metropolitan Opera right now that is causing a great deal of discussion in the media and among the public in which an innocent man is murdered onstage and his killer sings an exultant aria. This opera is Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Multimedia opera probes Wikileaks and Chelsea Manning
"The Source,” a new opera premiering at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Oct. 22–25, is all about espionage and information. The composer of the piece said he wrote the play after he became fascinated by how Americans interact with an array of data far too vast for any one person to consume. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Met Opera Director Peter Gelb Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
If the latest controversy in the world of opera is your thing, you're likely familiar with the heat building around John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," a 1991 opera about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship by Palestinian militants, and the subsequent killing of disabled American Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer. For the uninitiated, Klinghoffer was reportedly shot in the head by militants, and his wheelchair thrown overboard, in a particularly horrific murder scene. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT


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