Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell celebrates his fifth season as music director of Academy of St Martin in the Fields, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (with Prokofiev and Mozart symphonies),...Show More Summary
Image: Mike Mozart/Flickr Amazon won plaudits yesterday when it launched Underground, a new Android app that, in addition to functioning like the normal Amazon shopping app, also promises users the ability to download “over ten thousand...Show More Summary
Received from SF Opera communications: San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for its upcoming Company revival of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Mexican-American baritone—and 2015 Adler Fellow—Efraín Solís will make his role debut...Show More Summary
With all the hand wringing about aging audiences and the effort to bring young hipsters e.g. Huffington Post-style readers to opera and classical music the way they are now flocking to contemporary art, a certain overly complicated mindset...Show More Summary
At the Harvest Musical Farm in Yuen Long, Fong Chi-hung plays music to his chickens, then charges a pretty penny for their meat and eggs. His flock of Zhong shan Shalan chickens don’t just listen to Mozart, though; they have quite eclectic tastes.
Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter reprise one of their classic rap battles for the first time on television, pitting DJ Skrillex against Mozart. From The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Salzburg Festival has a new production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. It’s a good one, too. This is rarer than you may suppose. For my review at The New Criterion, go here. As I say at the end of this review, I did a public interview of Werner Hink some years ago. Show More Summary
As a witness to the final New York performance, on Saturday afternoon, of George Benjamin’s “Written on Skin,” presented by Mostly Mozart at the David H. Koch Theatre—where opera lovers, not just balletomanes, used to gather—I can say...Show More Summary
Image: Mike Mozart/Flickr AT&T is the last major US wireless carrier to continue to offer two-year contracts after Sprint said today that it would no longer subsidize the cost of smartphones via a traditional two-year contract. Verizon...Show More Summary
Stressed out? Could turning on some Mozart help? There’s actually a lot of research showing that listening to music can, in fact, reduce anxiety. Most of the studies have been done on patients either before or after major surgery.Show More Summary
Mozart In The Jungle‘s Brennan Brown has joined the cast of another Amazon series, upcoming drama The Man In The High Castle, written and executive produced by Frank Spotnitz. Based on the novel by Phillip K. Dick, the series is set in an alternate version of the early 1960s in which the Axis powers won World War II. Show More Summary
Performing in an alluring aerie of an amphitheater atop a mesa in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, Santa Fe Opera stands practically alone among major American summer festivals as a proponent of new opera. Since the company's first season in 1957, it has staged 44 U.S. and...
A rare autograph manuscript of a piece of music transcribed by Wolfgang Mozart in around 1773 when he was 17 years old has been acquired by the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and is now on display at the Salzburg Festival. A transcription of Stabat Mater a 3 voci in canone (Stabat Mater with three voices in [...]
George Benjamin will take over the Mostly Mozart Festival next week, as Written on Skin, an honest-to-God twenty-first-century operatic masterpiece (my review is here), receives three performances at the venue formerly known as the New York State Theater. Alan Gilbert...
Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr Verizon Wireless said today that, effective Aug. 13, it will no longer offer traditional two-year contracts to new customers. Instead, new customers will be able to choose between one of four different dataShow More Summary
Scott Music are producing kitchen ware. This one comes in two tones – Mozart and Beethoven. (what, no Henze?)
Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart.
The London Science Museum's difference engine, the first one actually built from Babbage's design. Inspiration for Barry Guy's Mr Babbage is Coming to Dinner Celebrating its 10th anniversary season in 2015/2016 the Aurora Orchestra and...Show More Summary
This just in from one of the world’s leading opera houses, La Monnaie in Brussels: Call for proposals for the direction of Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto While the opera house is being renovated, a process that will take several months, La Monnaie is making preparations for a highly unusual season, away from home. […]
The classical music dramedy will return on Amazon Prime Instant Video in January. read more