Franco Alfano: is the composer who finished Puccini's "Turandot" underappreciated, or justly forgotten?
The Cliburn Competition starts - now. Watch it live on-line.
Links to Mark J. Estren's article about the Fairfax Symphony's selection of a new director; the Summer Opera Theater cancels its summer season. Charles T. Downey reviews the pianist Valentina Lisitsa at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The poll results do not appear to reflect the views of the ticket-buying public. Conclusion: blog readers are freeloaders? Ha.
The #operaplot contest on Twitter has a surprise happy ending for a Washington, DC music teacher.
Alexander Pereira, whose contract at the Zurich Opera runs out in 2012, will be the next Intendant, or director, of the Salzburg Festival. It's high time he had a new assignment to take on.
Presenters are already scared of contemporary music - but should they actually be more discriminating in offering it to the public?
The Master Chorale's music-thanatology, ushering in its own death through song; what are your views of the effect of its demise on Washington's choral landscape? Charles T. Downey reviews a program of trio sonatas at the Smithsonian.
Joan Reinthaler reviews Joaquín Achúcarro.
Reviews of WNO's Turandot; local reviews of the final concert of the Voce ensemble's 20th anniversary season, by Joan Reinthaler, and the 16th annual Concert for Life AIDS benefit, by Rebecca J. Ritzel.