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Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg
Author of the forthcoming The Crash Detectives Investigating ...
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford
Composer; Professor, University of Arizona
Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.
And the Banned Play On
Emmy-award winning composer, Artistic Director of RovenRecords
So far this season at the Met I have seen three sensational shows,
The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer
and most recently
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Dazzling Debuts Lend Panache to Washington Opera's
Susan Dormady Eisenberg
Arts writer and novelist
Beyond the nonstop stream of colorful images, what I admired was an impressive group of artists, many of whom were making their WNO debut in this beloved Mozart work.
Hurray to Pope Francis and MOCA Trustees
Art Critic, KCRW 89.9 FM
Lennon-McCartney Melodies Linger On and On, Across the Universe
Writer/Editor; Music Publisher
I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.
Does Bachar el-Assad like Mozart?
Chef d'orchestre, Directeur artistique
Dirty Flirting With Young Mozart
Casanova and Giovanni
Director, Wolf Trap Opera Company
Casanova was a friend of Lorenzo da Ponte, the man who wrote the words to Mozart's
. Casanova, Lorenza da Ponte, and Don Giovanni. A frighteningly powerful intersection of virility, machismo and hubris.
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From Page to Stage:
Director, Wolf Trap Opera Company
Don Giovanni was a womanizer -- one beside whom Don Draper would pale. But it was not this Don's philandering, but the way in which he held himself above God and all morality that shocked Mozart's audiences most.
Subversive Reverence: Timothy Andres Re-Imagines Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto
Daniel J. Kushner
Arts Journalist and Opera Librettist
Composer and pianist Timothy Andres's take on the subject of demigods in art is far removed from conventional Romanticism: "We like to imagine that our artists have this kind of divine inspiration. I think if they say they do, they're probably having you on," says Andres.
Mozart At The Movies
The Shadow of Your Sib
San Francisco-based arts critic
Much has been written about the care and nurturing of the gifted child. Far less advice is available on the care and nurturing of those children who perpetually stand in the shadow of a gifted child.
Mozart The Catholic: What Could Have Been
Associate Provost, University of Texas, El Paso
Events were once set in motion that would have changed the history of sacred music forever. But we can only guess what Mozart's popular music for Catholic liturgies would have sounded like.
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