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Bayreuth Festival 'As Exciting as Stale Beer'

July 24, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
FRANKFURT--The curtain goes up on the Bayreuth Festival this week, but observers say the prestigious month-long summer music festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner could be losing some of its shine. Detractors say that under its … »Read

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'Banner Year' for the Winnipeg Symphony

July 23, 2014 |
THE Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has announced an operating surplus of $30,000 for 2013-14, it seventh consecutive season in the very black. Executive Director Trudy characterized the WSO’s 66th season as “a banner year.” Among … »Read

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Met Letter to Employees Prompts Shrieks from Unions

July 23, 2014 |
With the deadline for the expiration of union contracts just one week away, the Metropolitan Opera has issued a series of memos to union members and to administrative staff, advising them of procedures to follow should a lockout occur. Unions … »Read




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'Culture Shock' in Flint, MI

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint-area musicians are serenading bus passengers and community members in an effort to increase arts awareness. A string trio played classical music in the city bus station one afternoon last week.  It's part of a … »Read

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Is Streaming Killing Classical Music?

July 22, 2014 | from Salon
Nielsen SoundScan reports that music streaming was up by 42 percent in the first half of the year. CD sales and downloads, on the other hand, continue their downward trends by 19.6 percent and 11.6 percent, respectively. For jazz and classical … »Read

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A Very Watery Violin Worth $1.5M

July 22, 2014 |
Bedford, New York is home to many of the uber-wealthy, one of them Jay Dweck, a retired Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley financier. As a complement to his $4.8 million mansion, Mr. Dweck has installed a $1.5 custom-made swimming pool in the shape of … »Read









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