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Rossini's seven lucrative years in Napoli

On a recent trip in Napoli I came across the one-time home of Giachino Rossini. We missed the sign on Via Toledo the first couple times because it’s right next to an extremely popular fried-food joint. 220 more words

A Selfless Giant.

Composers, like poets or painters, travel incognito. They aren’t visibly weighed down,  unlike instrumental musicians with those often unwieldy cases. Unlike actors, they wear faces nobody knows. 640 more words

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The Cradle Will Rock: Blitzstein's 1937 "play in music"

July 15, 2013 6:37:28 PM EDT

His tight-fisted, angry, union-loving, anti-capitalist, anti-militarist singspiel had a four-day run at the New York City Center, ending last night. 420 more words

Authentic Orientalism—Tan Dun

Authentic Orientalism—Tan Dun
by Daniel Goode

March 11th, 2007

I saw Tan Dun’s Metropolitan-commissioned opera, The First Emperor, that is, I saw the film of it at my local movie theater (what a great idea at $15 instead of a $90 Met ticket). 621 more words


The interview with opera composer Carla Lucero by Judy Jones in   “ON THE ROAD WITH JUDY!” is dedicaterd to the silenced voices of female composers throughout history.   117 more words