Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Music

Debussy: The Complete Works Review – a Comprehensive and Invaluable Survey

The most significant musical anniversaries of 2018 are all centenaries – of the births of Leonard Bernstein and Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and of the death of Claude Debussy, and it’s the last of those, which falls in March,...

Project ‘Girls of the Golden West’ – About Honesty, Exposing American Life

John Adams’ new oeuvre, "Girls of the Golden West" does for California romantic gold rush mythology what his earlier opera, Dr. Atomic, did for the idea that the Manhattan project was a smoothly run scientific...

Lucy Bell Gallery Exhibits Rare And Unseen Images Of The Beatles

Lucy Bell Gallery is presenting an exhibition of rare and unseen images of the “Fab Four” from The Getty Images Archives (18 Nov 2017 – 20 Jan 2018 ). The exhibition, includes images of The...

The Top 10 Classical Shows of 2017

10. Gurrelieder (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) Mark Elder and the Hallé have established a tradition of mounting large-scale works, operas in concert or oratorios, as season-ending spectaculars. This year their choice was a work with elements of both:...

Opera Las Vegas, Sin City Opera Offer Holiday Concerts

Opera Las Vegas’ fifth annual “Holiday on Broadway” — Saturday afternoon at the Clark County Library — serves up a bountiful buffet of seasonal songs from stage and screen, from ubiquitous. The Sin City program...

The Best Carols This Christmas

The Sixteen at Christmas. Let’s start with a carol concert that isn’t strictly a carol concert at all, and where there is definitely no singing along. This is choral music of the highest calibre...

‘The Piano Concerto’ By The Most Exciting Young Pianists Grieg’s Edvard In Barbican

The Piano Concerto in A minor by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg is one of the most loved works in the repertoire, and when it is played by one of the most exciting young...

Berlioz: Les Troyens CD review – electrifying performances set a new benchmark

Though it is one of the landmarks in 19th-century French music, and one of the grandest of all grand operas, new versions of Les Troyens, Berlioz’s vast Virgilian epic, come along all too rarely. John Nelson’s...

Visualization Project Translates Classical Music Into Colorful Imagery

Self-described “designer, data geek, fractal nut” Nicholas Rougeux has merged open-source music with data visualization to create colorful imagery based on some of the most famous classical music scores in history. From Mozart and...

Performa Biennial Will Show Mysterious Art By Julia Mehretu’s In An Empty Church

The church was vaulted and grand and in no way recognizable as having been abandoned except for an awareness among everyone there—for a marquee event as part of the Performa biennial in New York—that it had...

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