The final season of Mad Men opened with a slam-dunk pitch not from Don Draper but Freddy Rumsen, the one-time senior account man at Sterling Cooper who was forced out after peeing his pants in the office during a bender. Redemption? Sort of. Freddy’s on the wagon now, but at... More »
Bruce Haynes, in his book The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2007) states: "More than anything else, Authenticity seems to be a statement of intent. Totally accurate historic performance is probably impossible to achie...
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The Mark Morris Dance Group will offer a new staging of Handel's "Acis and Galatea" at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center this summer.
One wrote neatly and methodically, the other crossed things out and tore pages up in frustration. Beethoven and Mozart may be two of the greatest composers of all time but they could not have arrived at the same point by means more different. Show More Summary
James Conlon leads the L.A. Philharmonic through an energetic fragment of Erwin Schulhoff's Symphony No. 5 Scherzo. Garrick Ohlsson shines in a Mozart piano concerto. With some time to kill between performances of "Lucia di Lammermoor"...Show More Summary
Kurt Cobain was famous for roughly 30 months of his life. On April 5th, he will have been dead for 20 years. He might as well be Mozart or Robert Johnson. We've known him as a dead man for way longer than we ever knew him alive. HowShow More Summary
“MOZART in The Jungle” is the name of a new TV series about goings-on behind the scenes at a New York orchestra that will soon be available through Amazon. On April 2nd, the web giant took an even deeper plunge into the TV jungle, when...Show More Summary
How did Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, Dickens, Darwin, Le Corbusier or Benjamin Franklin managed to be so productive and create some of the most important work in the history of art and science? Check out this great visualization by Info We Trust and find solace in the fact that some of them didn't actually work that much. Read more...
On April 12, at the Library of Congress, the "President's Own" United States Marine Band will perform a program of Stravinsky, Peter Lieberson, Gunther Schuller, and Elliott Carter, with Sibelius and Mozart added as a concession to more traditional tastes....
The apocalypse, a behind-the-curtains look at classical music, a no-nonsense Los Angeles police detective standing trial, a family full of secrets, a girl with magic wishes and a boy named Gortimer
Amazon announced today that six more original pilot have received the green light for full seasons. They include "The After," "Bosch," "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Transparent" and "Wishenpoof!"...Show More Summary
As someone who thinks Verdi is the greatest composer who ever lived and who feels pretty meh about Mozart, I expected to love the Verdi and be bored by the Mozart. I wasn't far wrong.
The A-Z of Mozart Opera: Classical Opera, Ian Page: Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 20 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Lovely survey of Mozart's entire operatic output with a fine generation of young singers This reissue (nowShow More Summary
Masterful mezzo Joyce DiDonato heads the cast of this 2010 performance of Mozart's Idomeno from the Edinburgh International Festival
We’ve received sad news of the death of Louise Honeyman, last night, at the age of 80. Louise managed the London Mozart Players in the 1980s and 1990s. She was the only woman in the country at that time who was in charge of a major ensemble and I was led to believe she was […]
Gillian Ramm Mozart La clemenza di Tito: Classical Opera, Ian Page: Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Mar 13 2014 Star rating: 3.5 Stylish outing for Mozart's final opera seria Classical Opera led by Ian Page presented a concert performance of Mozart’s rarely heard La clemenza di Tito at the Cadogan Hall last night (13 March). Show More Summary
03-18 May Watch with delight as renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself. Mozart will introduce the audience to a range...
Like Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart before him, music icon James Brown will shortly be getting his very own glossy biopic. Universal has dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Get On Up, which features Chadwick...Show More Summary