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For Classical Music, the CD Is Far from Dead

August 16, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Boasting over 100,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, composer David Bruce has posted a video titled Classical Music isn't Dead. Nor is the CD. Subtitled, “ How to Release in 2019,” he absolutely proves his point using personal … » Read

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Anna's 'A Miracle of an Artist,' Says Gelb

August 16, 2019 |
Rana Moussaoui
She has captivated audiences from the Metropolitan Opera to the Mariinsky Theater, where she began her career mopping the stage. Yet there is little of the distant, aloof diva in Anna Netrebko, who regularly shares pictures of herself and her … » Read

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New Turandot to Incorporate Hong Kong Demonstrations

August 16, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The protests in Hong Kong will be at the core of two new projects by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The first, a new production of Puccini’s Turandot , which he will design and direct for the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, is … » Read

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Remembering Woodstock, 50 Years Later

August 16, 2019 | Michael Hill
They helicoptered over crowds into the Woodstock festival and hiked in past abandoned cars. They danced at dawn on a muddy hillside and dodged drenching rain. They barely slept, phoned Mom to say they were OK and marveled at their sheer numbers. … » Read

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Domingo Reactions: 'He Is Not a Harasser'

August 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In the wake of the  Associated Press’s report about Plácido Domingo’s past unwanted indiscretions, the reactions on either side of the pond are quite different. Stateside, the  Philadelphia Orchestra and the  San … » Read

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Two Key Chicago Public Media Figures Headed to New York

August 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
David Polk is leaving his position as program director of Chicago’s classical music station WFMT after 13 years with the company. He started as an intern under the late Andrew Patner, when he was critic-at-large. Polk had worked his way up … » Read

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Cinci Pops Names Acclaimed Actor as Principal Guest

August 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Cincinnati Pops has tapped American conductor/actor Damon Gupton as principal guest conductor beginning with the upcoming season. “Damon is a fantastic musician who has really connected with both our audiences and musicians,” said … » Read

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Shostakovich Love Letters to Be Auctioned

August 15, 2019 | Musical America
An affair between Dmitri Shostakovich and Bolshoi ballerina Nina Ivanova is documented in a series of ten love letters, apparently recently surfaced, set to be auctioned on August 22 for up to 800,000 rubles (about $12,000). The news is reported … » Read

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center: Someone Clicked 'Refresh'

August 14, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Best known among the classical arts as summer home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and, more recently, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is as rich in history as its … » Read

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Two Artists Get New Management

August 14, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Kirshbaum Associates has a new addition to its roster, and he is undoubtedly the youngest on the list. The company has signed 20-year-old Zlatomir Fung , recent first prize winner in the cello division of the International Tchaikovsky … » Read

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