A look at festival events this coming weekend in the DC area.
More readers weigh in on the question of whether classical radio can (should?) survive.
On the anniversary of the world premiere of Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," a recording of Edda Moser shows how it should be sung.
Further thoughts on WNYC and WQXR, new music,and the dumbing down of classical radio.
Belated link to yesterday's review of opera at the Capital Fringe Festival. It turns out both these pieces are products of the MM program in stage composition at Catholic University.
Joe Banno reviews a reconstruction of a Bach organ program played by Mendelssohn in 1840, the final concert of the Grace Church Bach Festival.
America's largest public radio station, WNYC in New York, has just purchased the city's main classical music station, WQXR, from the New York Times.
The conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife have died in an assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland.
Coverage of current festivals in the U.K.
Bayreuth's technical staff threatens to strike, negotiates today with the festival administration; and Lorin Maazel announces the Castleton Festival's dates for 2010.
Links to reviews in the Washington Post of recent recordings from artists with DC-area connections and of two more operas from the Castleton Festival