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Philip Glass Converts One of His Non-fans

July 31, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
A book reviewer/musician who was not a particular fan of Philip Glass’s music becomes one after reading the composer’s autobiography, Words without Music. The review, by Glen Roven , starts as follows, “When I told a snarky … »Read
 

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Bayreuth Museum Confronts Wagners' Nazi Ties

July 30, 2015 | Michael Roddy
A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth last weekend to coincide with the annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler center stage for the first time. Revamped and … »Read
 

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At Caramoor: Poulenc’s Vocal Writing, Front and Center

July 29, 2015 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
Les Dialogues des Carmelites is an opera without a romance. But you don’t miss it, because so much else is going on. The principal characters are Carmelite nuns in a priory at Compiègne, devoted to prayer and cut off from the … »Read
 

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At Aix: The Fresh Wit of the New; the Lush Fantasy of the Old(er)

July 28, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Providing balance to Festival d’Aix en Provence’s modern productions of Handel’s Alcina and Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail , as witnessed during a three-day, four-opera visit  earlier this month , were a … »Read
 

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Harry Partch Comes to Life Anew

July 27, 2015 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--On July 23, on a stage filled like an arty salvage yard with bizarre contraptions of wood and glass, 21 musicians in mostly workmen-like, mismatched costumes performed one of the most brilliantly original pieces in the history of … »Read
 

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At Glimmerglass: The Best of All Possible Candides

July 23, 2015 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
COOPERSTOWN, NY--Broadway musicals have had a firm place at the Glimmerglass Festival ever since Francesca Zambello took over in 2011, and this year the company offered one of the thorniest of them all, but also one of the most rewarding, and … »Read
 
 

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