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Music Headlines
New York Times
Can the Grammys Be Trusted?
Younger artists have been suspicious of the music industry’s “biggest night” for years. New allegations of misconduct at the Recording Academy seem to confirm the worst. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:30:25 GMT
See How 7 Grammy Artists Made Their Hits
Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and more reveal their creative processes in our Diary of a Song series. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:00:08 GMT
Musicians Love the Conductor Kirill Petrenko. It Shows.
The Berlin Philharmonic is playing with enthusiasm and precision under its new chief conductor. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:21:48 GMT
Pearl Jam Dances to a Different Beat, and 11 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Megan Thee Stallion, Hayley Williams, Jessie Reyez and others. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Review: Gustavo Dudamel Excels, Yet Again, at the New York Philharmonic
In his second week with the orchestra, this star conductor led works by Schubert and Mahler. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:25:37 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
Disruptive Innovation Thinker Clayton Christensen, 67
His theory of disruptive innovation made him a key influence on Silicon Valley powerhouses like Netflix and Intel and twice earned him the title of the world’s most influential living management thinker, died Jan. 23 at age 67. – Deseret News Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:05:00 +0000
When Classical Music Was Central
“However difficult to imagine, across those eventful decades, countless people embraced the idea that what happened in the concert hall and the opera house was inseparable from the destiny of the United States and the well-being of the American people.” – Washington Post Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:31:00 +0000
So Much For The Grammys’ New Era
Ousted chief Deborah Dugan’s explosive claims threatened to overshadow the star-studded show itself, which is scheduled to air on CBS. Her brutal portrait of the Recording Academy as a chummy cabal of men with expense accounts, conspiring to line their pockets on the backs of musicians, harass women at will and cover it all up, […] Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:02:00 +0000
Research: How New York City’s Arts Work Force Diversity Compares To The Rest Of The City
“Based on responses from our survey, a high share (66%) of cultural workers identify as White (non-Hispanic), compared to just 32% of New York City’s population. In contrast, Hispanics, Blacks/African Americans, and Asians are underrepresented – 10% of cultural workers identify as Black/African American, compared to 22% of the city’s population; 11% identify as Hispanic, […] Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:30:00 +0000
As Robots Take Over There’s An Opening For People
“The 20th century economy rewarded being the same, suppressing whatever made you weird and interesting. But this economy doesn’t reward that. This economy has shifted far more in the direction of rewarding uniqueness. So broadly speaking, more passion is more possible.” – Chicago Reader Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0000
New York Times
Claudio Roditi, Lyrical Jazz Trumpeter, Is Dead at 73
The Brazilian-born Mr. Roditi fused in his playing the gentle lilt of samba with the drive of the post-bop trumpet tradition. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:26:59 GMT
Pearl Jam Dances to a Different Beat, and 11 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Megan Thee Stallion, Hayley Williams, Jessie Reyez and others. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:48:40 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, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:07 GMT
5 Grammy Artists You Need to Hear
The dozens of categories include many musicians worth discovering. Listen to our critics’ picks here. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:42:03 GMT
What Winter Jazzfest Says About Where the Music Is Going in 2020
New York’s most buzzed-about jazz event put a spotlight on innovative vocalists, the power of local scenes and older artists discovering new paths forward. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:04:08 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
Jimmy Award Winner Andrew Barth Feldman Ends Broadway Run in Dear Evan Hansen January 26
Hamilton alum Jordan Fisher will be the next to don the polo at the Music Box Theatre.
Inside the Meet and Greet for Roundabout's 72 Miles to Go... Off-Broadway
The new play by Hilary Bettis begins previews February 13 at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Margo Lion, Producer Behind Hairspray, Jelly's Last Jam, and More, Dies at 75
Ms. Lion also worked on Angels in America, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and Triumph of Love.
Upcoming Cast Recordings
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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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