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Verdi vs. Wagner - the good, the best, the incredible

Ah, the time-travel-telepathy portion of performing (also known as “what was the composer thinking / intending / feeling?). Was his nose itching when he wrote this aria? 35 more words

Classical Music

#MinnegeddonPartDeux? I certainly hope not...:-0

The world of classical music is reeling with the sudden death of Andrew Patner, renowned Chicago music critic http://slippedisc.com/2015/02/terrible-news-leading-classical-brodcaster-is-dead/

Ironically, it was this same man who took aim at me last summer in a thread on the SD blog, with, it seemed, Mr. 30 more words

Monostatos

The looks debate

Being of the fuller figure myself, I hesitate to enter the debate sparked by recent reviewers of the Glyndebourne Rosenkaverlier and their comments on Tara Erraught’s Oktavian.¬† 745 more words

Glyndebourne