Composers who were loyal to the Soviet regime should be listened to sympathetically, says Ivan Hewett.
The opera, simply titled The Sex Workers’ Opera, had its first performance at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, East London. The cast of the opera is partly made up of workers in the sex industry, who contributed their experiences to the writing process and are mixed in with the rest of the cast to preserve anonymity.
Nothing has defined English music of the past 100 years more than a composerly fixation with landscape.
Salisbury Arts Centre wants its audience to drift off during tonight’s concert, curated by violinist Pekka Kuusisto.
Many of America’s great radical composers of the 20th century have been all but forgotten. Rolf Hind, who has programmed their music for his Occupy the Pianos festival, explains why we should take them seriously.
William Mason, the retired general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named to the newly created position of artistic adviser to the embattled San Diego Opera, the company announced on Friday.
Das pralle Leben hinter den Noten
Franz Schubert komponierte ein Marathon-Oktett, um es dem Kollegen Beethoven mal so richtig zu zeigen. Das Berliner Musik-Ensemble East Side Oktett nahm sich das Monster vor – kombiniert es aber mit einer zeitgenössischen Premiere.
17 Millionen Schweizer Franken für Haus am Vierwaldstädter See geboten.
Violinist David Nadien ist tot
Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic for The New York Times, talks about dissonance – the perceived stability or instability of two or more sounds.
Stop a concerti e tournèe per Ennio Morricone. Il maestro, spiega il suo legale Giorgio Assumma, «è affetto già da qualche mese da una noiosa ernia del disco che gli preclude la direzione di orchestra e le lunghe trasferte che essa comporta».
@guardian Symphony guide: Mozart’s 41st (‘Jupiter’)