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Listen to the MSM Symphony Orchestra concert of February 7.

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Labels such as Albany, BMOP, Cedille, CRI, Deep Listening, Mode, New Focus, New World, and Open Space.
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The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, plus The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
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Music Headlines
New York Times
Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical
One of pop’s biggest stars returns with an album that has unexpected kinship with new music from Harry Styles and Selena Gomez. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:07:26 GMT
Andrew Weatherall, D.J. Who Broke Down Genre Barriers, Dies at 56
Also a record producer, he shaped London’s fertile club scene in the late 1980s and ’90s and helped meld rock and dance music. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:08:41 GMT
Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81
He pushed conservative institutions to program the new, and was a noted conductor of major avant-garde works. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:40:36 GMT
Alanis Morissette’s Agonized Ballad, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Waxahatchee, Kyle, Arca and others. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:15:24 GMT
Review: At the Philharmonic, New Music for a Changing World
Jaap van Zweden led an evening of Renée Fleming in songs by Björk, and a premiere by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:28:24 GMT
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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New York Times
Overlooked No More: Valaida Snow, Charismatic ‘Queen of the Trumpet’
She was not just a master musician, singer and dancer; she was also a teller of tall tales whose interviews could be as much a performance as her stage act. Sat, 22 Feb 2020 22:24:53 GMT
Alanis Morissette’s Agonized Ballad, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Waxahatchee, Kyle, Arca and others. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:15:24 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, 20 Feb 2020 22:00:05 GMT
Billie Eilish Takes on James Bond, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Migos, Cam, Marian Hill and others. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:44:33 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, 13 Feb 2020 22:00:05 GMT
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
From Miss Saigon to Once On This Island: Celebrate Lea Salonga on Stage
The Tony Award winner celebrates her birthday February 22.
She Persisted, The Musical Begins at Atlantic Theater
The Atlantic for Kids production, an adaptation of Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger's illustrated book, kicks off February 22.
J. Julian Christopher's Bundle of Sticks Begins at INTAR
In the new play, gay men across the globe attend conversion therapy in the underground Australian city of Coober Pedy.
Musical America Blogs
Wasn’t There a Revolution in France?
By: Frank Cadenhead. When I heard that there was a box in the Opéra-Comique that was still in the possession of an aristocratic family, I thought it was a joke. There is a French version of The Onion available but this item was in Le Monde. It appears that Louis XVI gave a box as […] Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:19:04 +0000
Avoiding A Trip to A U.S. Consulate
Depending on the consulate and a person’s nationality, a “renewal by mail” option is “sometimes” available for artists who are applying for the same visa (O, P, F, etc) within 1 year of the last one. For example, a famous conductor who comes to the U.S. each year on O-1 visas and who gets approved […] Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:34:20 +0000
Visa Tip for Booking Agents/Managers
December 13, 2019 Hi folks Sorry for our infrequent posts. We’ll try and do better. To that end, I thought I’d share an issue that just arose with one of our clients. A booking agent filed P-1/P-1S visa petitions for a group that has previously been approved. This time, they received an RFE on a […] Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:19:48 +0000
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


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