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American Conductor to Head Theater Basel Amid $$ Concerns

October 30, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
American conductor Erik Nielsen is to be the new music director of the Theater Basel starting with the 2016-17 season. He will oversee all opera, orchestra, and other music performed in the city’s primary performance venue. The 37-year-old … »Read
 

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Detroit Symphony Lures NY Phil Cellist to Principal Role

October 30, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
At a small soiree last night to celebrate his 70th birthday, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced that he had successfully lured New York Philharmonic section cellist Wei Yu, 34, to Detroit, to be the DSO's … »Read
 

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Debate Over Benjamin Britten's Medical Condition Heats Up

October 29, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
In the 2013 biography, Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century, author Paul Kildea asserts that Britten suffered from syphilis, contracted due to his promiscuity and discovered during heart surgery in 1973. Not so, writes Dr. Michael … »Read
 

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Supreme Court Klinghoffer Verdict: Not Guilty

October 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among the notables in attendance on opening night of The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera, Oct. 20. Ginsburg, who is Jewish, maintained in a recent talk at the University of California that the work … »Read
 

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Remembering Stephen Paulus

October 29, 2014 | Libby Larsen
Who could imagine what would come from two student composers talking about life while walking between classes? I am certain that neither Steve Paulus (I’ve never been able to call him Stephen) nor I could. We were just kids then. Midwestern … »Read
 

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Met Opera Press Director to Step Down

October 29, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Peter Clark, longtime press director of the Metropolitan Opera, has decided to retire after 30 years with the company. He has agreed to stay on through March to ensure a smooth transition. No decisions have been made as to who might succeed him. … »Read
 
 

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