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The Met’s New Cav/Pag: A Double Bill, Half Successful

April 17, 2015 | Fred Cohn, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—In his new production of the Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci double bill at the Metropolitan Opera, viewed April 14, director David McVicar takes wildly dissimilar approaches to the two works. He stages Cavalleria as a stark, … »Read
 

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House Introduces 'Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015'

April 17, 2015 | Nicholas Beard
Will radio stations finally have to pay artists for broadcasting their recordings? As the U.S. copyright law is currently written, composers and songwriters are compensated (through ASCAP and BMI licenses), so are labels and publishers of said … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

Competitions and Prizes, from Jazz in Jersey to Sacred Music in Rome

April 17, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
The first  Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition   has announced its final participants , ranging in age from 13 to 17, and hailing from the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Asia. The event occurs June 21-28 in Fort Worth, Texas, with … »Read
 

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Royal Opera Offers New Haas Opera in 2015-16

April 17, 2015 | Reuters
LONDON—Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music. His comments, delivered at a press conference this week, appeared to be a … »Read
 

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Architect Loses Battle vs. Philharmonie Money Men

April 17, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Starchitect Jean Nouvel on Thursday lost a court battle against the leadership of the £280 million Paris Philharmonie that he designed, which opened in January—prematurely, he claims. His design of the elaborate hall, he said, had … »Read
 

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Former Lincoln Center Prez Pulls No Punches in New Book

April 16, 2015 | Susan Elliott
One would have never guessed that he would do such a thing, but former Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, in the job from 2002-2014, has lifted the curtain in his new book, They Told Me Not to Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the … »Read
 
 

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