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A Special Strad: Recovered, Restored, Re-awakened

October 11, 2018 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — The Stradivarius stolen from late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life—under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, Totenberg’s … » Read
 

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Chaos Reigns at Teatro Regio Torino

October 10, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--The Teatro Regio in Turin has plunged deeper into financial crisis, prompting scenes of chaos at the Italian theater. Incumbent and ex-administrators have accused one another of mismanagement, while workers until yesterday  threatened … » Read
 

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Chicago Lyric Orchestra on Strike

October 9, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
An email this morning from the musicians of the Lyric Opera Orchestra indicates they have gone on strike. It reads, in part: "[General Director]Anthony Freud and Lyric Management are demanding radical cuts that would decimate the Orchestra and … » Read
 

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Gets a Name Change

October 8, 2018 | Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — The famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name. The choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move aimed at ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used … » Read
 

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Hue and Cry over Sydney Opera House as Commercial Billboard

October 8, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
An application to use the instantly recognizable sails of the Sydney Opera House as a projection screen to advertise an upcoming horse race has set off a war of words stoked by a right-wing radio shock jock. On Oct. 6 Clover Moore, the lord mayor … » Read
 

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LA Phil Centennial Kickoff: 'Good Vibrations' Inside and Out

October 8, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) kicked off its centennial season on Oct. 4 with a celebration that owed more to the Beach Boys than to such hoary classical greats as Bach, Beethoven, or Brahms. Declaring that “art does not have … » Read
 
 

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