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A Musical Monument to the Thousands Who Drowned at Sea

April 26, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
“Don’t clap too early!” warned Austrian composer Thomas Larcher as he strode onto the David Geffen Hall stage to introduce the April 24 U.S. premiere of his Second Symphony with the New York Philharmonic. Not that Larcher should … »Read

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Eugene Opera Gives Up Large-Venue Residency

April 26, 2019 | Musical America
In a sign of the times, the Eugene (OR) Opera announced it is giving up its residency at a prime venue in town in order to gain more flexibility in its programming. As a resident company at the Hult Center, it is required to produce at least two … »Read

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A Reporter's Visit to the Met Broadcast Studio

April 26, 2019 | Musical America
A reporter visits the tiny audio studio at the top of the Metropolitan Opera 30 minutes before a live Saturday Tosca broadcast and interviews cohosts Mary Jo Heath and Ira Siff. He writes of them and the nearby audio engineer, “Everyone is … »Read


Solid Casting Saves 'New' ROH Billy Budd

April 25, 2019 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—Covent Garden was due a new Billy Budd . The opera debuted there in 1951 and reappeared regularly until the turn of the century, but of late Britten’s opera has been conspicuous by its absence from the London stage, except for … »Read

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Chicago Mayor Jumps Into the Fray

April 25, 2019 | Musical America
Characterizing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as “a crown jewel within Chicago’s rich cultural landscape,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has offered to assist in the negotiations between management and the musicians. Both sides … »Read

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Mariyn Mason, Pioneering Organist, Pedagogue, Dies

April 26, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Marilyn Mason, a concert organist who commissioned over 70 works from living composers and studied briefly with Arnold Schoenberg and Nadia Boulanger, died on April 4. She was 93 and lived in Fort Lauderdale. Among the key points of her career, … »Read




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