The Bayreuth Festival ends tonight, after this week's announcement that the festival will start issuing DVDs of its productions, in a new partnership with Opus Arte, in November. Also: A Bayreuth competition on Wagneropera.net.
Marin Alsop's new recording of Bernstein's Mass with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is officially out today.
Housekeeping: A reader has difficulty posting a comment to the blog, so I'm posting it for him here.
Joe Banno reviews the Covington Quartet, who offered Beethoven and Bartok as part of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association's summer series.