For months now, the acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming, her recording company and her public relations agency have been working hard to make one thing clear: “Dark Hope,” her new Decca recording of indie rock songs, is not a crossover project.
Is it possible to enjoy a music festival if you’re not much into music? Talk to devotees of Glastonbury’s Green Fields and they’ll wax lyrical about wonderful weekends spent doing weird stuff and never once mention music. Ask anyone at
I. The Same Old Song At first glance, it appears as though the benefits of a culture abundant with music outweigh the drawbacks tenfold—a rich culture has the potential to whet a fan’s appetite for even more, and may further encourage
The cream of British talent suggest how they would transform the traditional concert for a new audience.It’s almost akin to a papal pronouncement. On Monday the world’s most influential classical music critic, Alex Ross, will deliver the annual Royal Philharmonic
Modern classical music is so widely disliked by audiences because the human brain struggles to find patterns it needs to understand the compositions as music.
The Metropolitan Opera, which announced its plans for the 2010-11 season on Monday, said Mr. Sellars would make his directing debut at the house with “Nixon in China,” John Adams’s 1987 opera. Meanwhile, a Zeffirelli production — “La Traviata” — will bite the