Category: Opera

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Classical Music’s Suicide Pact (Part 1)

Succumbing to specious charges of racism, America’s orchestras, opera companies, and conductors are abandoning the Western canon.

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The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is An Essential Liberal Art

Music liberates us from vulgarity, intellectual rigidity, and the tyranny of unexamined, popular opinions about music and beauty.

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Joyce DiDonato’s Attempt at Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’

Considering the gifts of both singer and pianist, even a first reading would reveal some of the majesty of this work. However, Erato, by releasing this performance, is endorsing the sale of bread prematurely taken…

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The Sicilian Vespers: Music & History

Sicilians slaughtered of the French rulers, more than 10,000 people, who had invaded & conquered a generation back is the subject of a Verdi opera!

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What Happened to the ‘Chestnuts’ of Classical Music?

It was not too long ago that the public actually had a pretty good knowledge of traditional classical music. Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” were even aired in weekend prime time on CBS during the…