March, 2010

26 Posts
‘Unexpect Yourself’: Slogan Strikes Wrong Chord
I once spent a year in Rochester, N.Y., where seven months are committed to snow. Understandably, city leaders paid someone somewhere for a marketing slogan to get people to visit. The winner: “I’d rather be in Rochester – It’s got
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Corruption, Intrigue… and That’s Before the Wagner’s Even Begun
A multimillion-euro fraud investigation and an attempted suicide have added to the drama at Salzburg’s prestigious festivalA scandal of Wagnerian proportions has engulfed Salzburg’s music festival, just weeks before Sir Simon Rattle conducts the German composer’s opera Götterdämmerung, a tale
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Beethoven: Sonata no. 8 “Pathétique”
Paul Lewis, piano Sonata no. 8 “Pathétique” in C minor, I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio From Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007) Released by Harmonia Mundi Beethoven: Sonata no. 8 “Pathétique” This Sonata was written in
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Martha Argerich, Eduardo Hubert – Piazzolla: Libertango
Martha Argerich, one of the artists mentioned in our blog titled Carlo and Martha in Paris.
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De Puro Guapos – Padula: Nueve de Julio
José Luis Padula, one of the artists mentioned in our blog titled Carlo and Martha in Paris.
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Giacomo Prestia – Verdi: “Elle ne m’aime pas!”, Don Carlo
Verdi’s Don Carlo, an opera mentioned in our blog titled Carlo and Martha in Paris.
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Carlo and Martha in Paris
Commissioned by the Paris Opera, Verdi wrote a five-act opera based on Friedrich Schiller’s play, Don Carlo. According to the grand opera criteria of the times, the work had to be sung in French, with spectacular scenes providing an opportunity
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28-year Old Composer Commissioned To Write Internet-themed Opera
Nico Muhly, a 28-year-old composer based in New York, has been commissioned to create a fictionalized account of a British teenager who used the Internet in an attempt to arrange his own murder in 2003.
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