Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
9:01AM
October 8, 2014

Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.

New Book: Virgil Thomson, Music Chronicles 1940-1954

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Buy This Book!
7:50AM
October 3, 2014

Musical Chronicles of American composer and critic Virgil Thomson, including four complete books in one volume, is new from The Library of America, edited by Tim Page.

New American Operas

Ian Gordon's 27
Ian Gordon's 27
9:21AM
October 1, 2014

Three new operas by American composers have been premiered in the past year.

Introducing Essential Classics

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Essential Classics joins Classical 101 Monday nights at 7
12:48PM
September 8, 2014

Essential Classics is a new program, Monday nights at 7 on Classical 101 beginning September 8

Alive Inside: A Very Special Film

Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
10:34AM
September
5, 2014

Alive Inside is a film by Michael Rosato-Bennet, to presenting the work of Dan Cohen, who uses music to stimulate minds lost to Alzheimer’s disease

As One, an Intriguing New Opera

Kelly Margraf (left) and Sasha Cooke in As One opera
Kelly Margraf (left) and Sasha Cooke in As One opera
8:13AM
September 4, 2014

As One is a new opera with music by Laura Kaminsky, and a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. Husband-wife Sacha Cooke and Kelly Margraf play the same person.

Let’s Talk About Michael Tippett

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Sir Michael Tippett broke the mold in music and in life
1:54PM
August 27, 2014

Composer Michael Tippett (1905-1998) wrote music of quantity and quality. Seek out A Child of Our Time

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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Peter Sellars (l) and John Adams
1:26PM
August 21, 2014

A new oratorio by John Adams and Peter Sellars, well worth hearing.

Licia Albanese Dies

12:55PM
August
21, 2014

Some memories of soprano Licia Albanese, who died last week at the age of 105!