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Muti Resigns from the Rome Opera--Update, 9/22

September 22, 2014 | Carlo Vitali, MusicalAmerica.com
BOLOGNA—Yesterday as of late morning, Superintendent of Opera di Roma Carlo Fuortes announced that Riccardo Muti has cancelled his engagements to conduct Aida , opening Nov. 27, and The Marriage of Figaro , opening May 21. In a couple of … »Read
 

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Herbert Chesbrough, Former Saratoga Exec, Dies

September 22, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Herbert Chesbrough, who, over a 34-year span, worked his way up from comptroller of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to chief executive, died on Sept. 17 after a long illness. He was 67. By some accounts it was Chesbrough, who started in 1970 … »Read
 

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Jansons's Farewell Concertgebouw Concert Set for March

September 19, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Conductor Mariss Jansons’s announcement in April that he would step down from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as chief conductor at the end of the 2014-15 season, before the end of his contract, surprised everyone, including the RCO … »Read
 

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Scientists Examine Chopin's Heart, Confirm TB

September 18, 2014 | Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP)--The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday. The findings seem to corroborate Chopin's 1849 death certificate, which said … »Read
 

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Tibor Rudas, Impresario for the Masses, Dies

September 18, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The New York Times
Impresario Tibor Rudas, who called himself “the most hated man in the world of opera,” who put The Three [original] Tenors on tour in the 90s, and who booked the New York Philharmonic into a casino in Atlantic City in 1980, died on … »Read
 

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Sir Neville Marriner at 90: 'With any luck, I'll just die on the podium.'

September 17, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Independent
Sir Neville Marriner, who this evening receives Gramophone magazine’s Outstanding Achievement award, is the subject of an Independent interview in which he espouses judgments and opinions on today’s music scene that only a 90-year-old … »Read
 
 

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