A second-generation American, he was one of the most prominent conductors of the post-World War II era, leading orchestras and opera companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He died Sunday at 84.
Category: Music Makers
The Estonian composer’s contemplative yet powerful music has found popularity beyond the borders of classical music. He’s making a rare appearance in the U.S. to attend a festival of his music.
Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.
On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
The composer’s operas for TV completely rethought the structures of the old European model for a new generation.
What does the champion ice dancer do after winning gold in Sochi? Play Vivaldi on the violin, of course.
One of the world’s most successful crossover musicians, violinist Vanessa-Mae, will fulfill a lifelong dream by skiing the women’s giant slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next Tuesday. Though she is British, she is one half of the Olympic team from Thailand.
The opera, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen, is streaming for free for the next 90 days. Its libretto is by Annie Proulx, who wrote the original short story.
In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, a sudden revelation: A very popular Japanese composer, Mamoru Samuragochi, announced that he doesn’t write his music. And that’s not all: he also admitted that he isn’t as deaf as he previously claimed.
The Houston Grand Opera is presenting the American premiere of The Passenger, an opera written nearly 50 years ago about an Auschwitz survivor who meets a former Nazi officer on a cruise ship. The opera premiered to acclaim in Europe in 2010 — but its Polish-born composer never heard it performed.
Both the band and the piano superstar know a thing or two about shredding. Perhaps these odd bedfellows have more in common than meets the ear.
We won’t guess what her odds were, but it’s superstar soprano Renee Fleming.
Melissa Block talks with Kerry Candaele, director of the documentary Following the Ninth. The film explores how Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony continues to “offer hope in an unhappy world.”