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Review: Steve Reich Makes a Rare Venture Into the Orchestra
“Music for Ensemble and Orchestra” had its New York premiere on Thursday with the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:57:47 GMT
Around the World in 5 Kids’ Games
Hand-clapping games are played in schoolyards everywhere, in every language. Eventually they find their way to New York City. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:38:45 GMT
The Playlist: The Weeknd’s Cold Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:22:03 GMT
Is ‘Playing It Safe’ Bad for Classical Music?
The New York Times’s chief classical music critic and a loyal reader (and listener) wrestle with the boundaries of programming. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:00:07 GMT
Review: With ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ They Finally Fixed the Jukebox
Alanis Morissette’s “ironic” fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody’s fiery indictment of, well, everything. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:45:07 GMT
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Latest Classical Reviews
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas (violin: Leonidas Kavakos, piano: Enrico Pace)
This joyous set of Beethoven's sonatas takes its place among the very best. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Septem verba a Christo (Sophie Karthaüser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff, Academie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs)
In its own way, the Seven Words of Christ is just as sublime as the Stabat Mater. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures, Sarcasms & Visions (feat. piano: Steven Osborne)
This sensitive, dynamic recording is a joy, and may even constitute a revelation. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Franz Schubert - Schubert Edition Vol. 7: Erlkönig (baritone: Matthias Goerne; piano: Andreas Haefliger)
The pair exhibits a refined style on these illuminating performances. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Benjamin Britten - The Rape of Lucretia (conductor: Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
A deeply affecting experience that ought to win the opera many new admirers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
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The Creativity Artificial Intelligence Might Bring
“In the future, we can expect computers to produce literature different from anything we could possibly conceive of. Our instinct is to try to make sense of it if we can. But when a new form of writing appears, generated by sophisticated machines, we may not be able to. As we learn to appreciate it, […] Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:01:00 +0000
Performance Art Of Intimacy
That desire for usefulness has always been a knotty issue for performance art, since it is often both accessible (live and affordable) and inaccessible (challenging and unfamiliar). Intimacy and ritual seem to be buzzwords in the poetry and art world at the moment. – Times Literary Supplement Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:01:00 +0000
A “Soft” Science? Philosophy And Its Search For Answers
We can’t escape the question of what matters and why: the way we’re living is itself our implicit answer to that question. A large part of a philosophical training is to make those implicit answers explicit, and then to examine them rigorously. – Aeon Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:01:00 +0000
How The Canadian Government’s Increased Commitment To Culture Is Succeeding
As many countries have continued to cut funding for the arts, Canada’s government has gone the other way and embraced culture and the idea of getting it seen around the world. Had the Liberal party lost in Canada’s October elections, a different attitude may have been taken by the country’s politicians. Instead a great deal […] Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:35:16 +0000
How Your Work Is Changing Under Governance Of Algorithms
The hidden moments of reclaimed freedom that make any job bearable are being discovered and wiped out by bosses everywhere: That trick you used to use to slow down the machine won’t work anymore; or that window of 23 minutes when you knew your boss couldn’t watch you is vanishing. Whatever little piece of humanity […] Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:23:00 +0000
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The Playlist: The Weeknd’s Cold Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:22:03 GMT
12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:05 GMT
Best Jazz of 2019
Brilliance accommodates any form — and, as these albums show, sometimes lightning lands in a bottle. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:00:21 GMT
Russian Guitarist Wins Herbie Hancock Jazz Competition
Evgeny Pobozhiy, 30, took home a $30,000 prize and a guaranteed contract with Concord Records — along with earning jazz’s highest honor for a rising musician. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:04:19 GMT
12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:30:04 GMT
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Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Playbill News
SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Airs on Nickelodeon December 7
The TV production features much of the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee.
Harry Connick Jr. Returns to Broadway December 7 in A Celebration of Cole Porter
The limited engagement plays the Nederlander Theatre.
Inside Tom Hiddleston's Portrait Unveiling at Sardi's
The Betrayal star joined the New York restaurant’s famed wall of caricatures December 5.
Watch Highlights From the North American Tour of Frozen
Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler star in the Disney musical.
Musical America Blogs
Good News Backstage at La Monnaie
  By: Frank Cadenhead.  It is not a news item demanding the attention of fans of opera around the world but it is important for opera in Brussels. The Théâtre de la Monnaie stage and the workshops where productions are prepared and stored are now linked by a tunnel under Leopold Street. There was only […] Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:17:11 +0000
Tenor Facebook War Averted
By: Frank Cadenhead. This is (mostly) a Google translation of an item from the French site Forum Opera: After declaring in 2015 that he would not go back on the stage of the Orange Theater, Roberto Alagna announces he will give up Otello on July 12 and 15, 2020 in Munich to make his return […] Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:18:48 +0000
Emancipating Artists From Your Roster
By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Hi everyone! The issue of artists leaving a roster and re-booking themselves at a venue their manager/agent originally found for them is always an ongoing problem. I’ve been asked to re-post a blog we did on this several years ago. Here it is….. Dear Law and Disorder: What would be […] Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:42:36 +0000
Lyon and Paris Fail the Future
By: Frank Cadenhead.  The Tuesday news of the failure to find a replacement for Serge Dorny at the Opéra National de Lyon leaves opera in France’s second-largest city adrift. The announcement by the selection committee indicates that all of the finalist, and their proposals for season 2021-2022 and beyond, have been found insufficient. The members […] Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:23:24 +0000
Opera and Cigarettes
By: Frank Cadenhead. It was not just “politically incorrect.” The Belgian government has accused the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège of possibly violating a law by receiving financial support from a tobacco company. Support by Japan Tobacco International, whose brands include Winston and Camel, has not been hidden and the company’s logo appears is […] Sun, 12 May 2019 20:21:32 +0000

 

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