Winter Discs

March 31st, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 31, 2015 MUNICH — Arts projects in Europe with any visual aspect to them nowadays migrate to DVD, in part to justify public subsidy through wider distribution. Many are operas. Some, inevitably, meet a dying appetite, like Nationaltheater Mannheim’s just-released Der Ring des Nibelungen, which joins filmed tetralogies from Stuttgart, […]

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Auto-Correct: The Great Leveler

March 26th, 2015

By James Conlon   Question: What do Arnold Schoenberg, Edouard Manet, Francois Rene Chateaubriand and Titus Andronicus have in common? Answer: My spell-check doesn’t recognize their names.   About eighteen months ago, bending under a barrage of criticism and pressure to start tweeting, I began.  Entering the world of social media was not my thing. […]

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A Glimpse at Jost and Aperghis

March 26th, 2015

By Rebecca Schmid There has been too much music to keep up with between the Konzerthaus’ Festival Mythos Berlin and the contemporary music festival MärzMusik. At the Konzerthaus, I caught the premiere of Christian Jost’s BerlinSymphonie, an homage to the German capital in all is mercurial energy. The approximately 27-minute work for full orchestra creates […]

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Don’t Be Shy About BMI

March 25th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: Hypothetical: A theatrical production company would like to produce a tribute musical production to a songwriter using only the songwriter’s music being performed by the cast of the production. The production would be held at a community theater which is not licensed by ASCAP or any […]

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Noted Endeavors with Cellist Joshua Roman – Relationships Pave the Way to Financing Projects

March 25th, 2015

Cellist Joshua Roman talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about the importance of relationships and how those relationships can open doors to realizing projects. Josh realized the importance of relationships early in his career. Projects such as “On Grace” with Anna Deavere Smith – a work for actor and cello featuring […]

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A Remarkable Manifesto

March 20th, 2015

“Today (March 20, 2015) at 3:16 PM Forbidden by the Radio-France CEO Mathieu Gallet, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Maestro Chung and Maxim Vengerov will mobilize for an unprecedented performance. In front of an empty hall, all have nevertheless decided to perform a concert tonight! More than a performance, it is an expression, an angry […]

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My Date with Jury Duty

March 20th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark Next week, for the first time as a citizen of New York County, I shall descend to the lower depths of Manhattan and perform my solemn rite of jury duty without the concomitant joy of combing through the record bins of J & R Music. J & R closed its classical department […]

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L’affaire Dutilleux

March 18th, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead It is now “l’affaire Dutilleux.” France’s towering 20th Century composer, Henri Dutilleux, who died in 2013 at the age of 97, was to be the subject of a simple commemorative plaque. The permission to place that on the building on the Ile St. Louis where he lived for most of his life […]

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Pogorelich Soldiers On

March 16th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 16, 2015 MUNICH — Ivo Pogorelich wants to continue to play. He has recital programs planned out till 2020. He keeps several concertos in his repertory (two of them, the Chopin F-Minor and Prokofiev Third, performed here persuasively in recent seasons). He is “pleased,” he writes, about a new box […]

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Changing Arts Financing in France

March 14th, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead Many years ago I was speaking with Thierry Fouquet, general director of the Opéra national de Bordeaux, in his spartan office in their historic theater. I told him of my recent landing at the Bordeaux airport. I noted the remarkable number of glistening swimming pools and suggested that Bordeaux must be one […]

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