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Bolshoi Ballet to Drop Sergei Filin

July 30, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
The Bolshoi Theater will not be renewing the contract of Sergei Filin, the ballet company’s artistic director who was left scarred and partially blind after a brutal acid attack in 2013. "The general director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir … »Read

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Classical Crit Exits Dallas Morning News Staff

July 30, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
Dallas Morning News staff classical music critic Scott Cantrell has taken advantage of the buy-out offered last week to over half of the newspaper’s 300-plus newsroom staff. He is one of 30 to go, prompted by the arrival of a new editor, … »Read

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Cincinnati World Piano Competition Does a 180

July 29, 2015 | Susan Elliott
Awadagin Pratt (pictured) is back as artistic director of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, having been fired earlier this month , apparently without cause. The man who fired him, Mark Ernster, is no longer CEO and executive director; in … »Read


Bayreuth Museum Confronts Wagners' Nazi Ties

July 30, 2015 | Michael Roddy
A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth last weekend to coincide with the annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler center stage for the first time. Revamped and … »Read

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Vic Firth Dies at 85

July 30, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
Everett “Vic” Firth, famed timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 46 years, creator of several hugely successful lines of drumsticks, died on July 26 at his home in Boston. He was 85 and suffered from pancreatic cancer. In … »Read

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Jonas Kaufmann Takes on Decca Records

July 29, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
If an artist makes a recording on one label and then five to ten years later records some of the same material on another label, does he have the legal right to approve (or not) the repackaging and re-release of what he recorded for the first … »Read




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