A link to my article in Saturday's paper on the low sales figures behind the Billboard classical charts.
Joan Reinthaler reviews Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia in "The Rheingold Curse" at the Library of Congress.
A link to my review of the NSO with Iván Fischer and Mischa Maisky.
An ongoing list of world premieres and new American opera being produced around the country -- despite the recession, a pretty impressive roster.
A link to my review of Radu Lupu on Wednesday.
As opera companies around the country announce their seasons, the toll of the recession becomes clearer. Yet other companies are still managing to present the new productions and new operas that the WNO says it can't afford.
A link to Cecelia Porter's review of the soprano Carolina Ullrich, presented by Young Concert Artists.
Yet more reality opera: the BBC has announced a new radio show, an opera talent search with Kiri te Kanawa as head judge. This one is at least looking for real opera singers rather than crossover schlock.
The Fort Worth Opera may become the subject of a reality TV show. Mainstream television audience, get ready to see some real action.
Musings on form and content in classical music: do we think enough about what a piece is "about"?
Links to my reviews of Jeremy Denk's recital and the Fairfax Symphony's concert; Charles T. Downey reviews the Pacifica Quartet kicking off a new Beethoven cycle presented by the Candlelight Concert Society.
Joan Reinthaler reviews WAM!, a ballet/musical event about Mozart's life presented by the InSeries at the Atlas.