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Olivia Giovetti

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Solo Lines, Sung and Strung

Monday, July 02, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we explore vocalises courtesy of Peteris Vasks and his new album, Vox Amoris, which is our current album of the week. With so much emphasis placed on singing solo string lines in Vasks's three new violin works, we complement that articulated expression with music for the human voice.

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Warm Up: Noah Stewart Keeps Calm and Texts On

Monday, July 02, 2012

In the latest installment of our Warm Up series, tenor Noah Stewart reveals that he might be found on a show day in search of cufflinks.

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Peteris Vasks Speaks Truth to Power on 'Vox Amoris'

Monday, July 02, 2012

It’s no shock that composer Peteris Vasks, a trained violinist, has often used his primary instrument as a mouthpiece for his most personal works. Stream his new recording of music for violin and string orchestra this week only.

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The Not-So-Merry Widow

Friday, June 29, 2012

Silent film isn’t exactly the sort of medium you’d imagine to be a bespoke fit to opera, but in the hands of a 40-year-old Erich von Stroheim, Léhar’s The Merry Widow finds a unique, if not new, lease on life.

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The American (Operatic) Dream Resonates in LBJ Oratorio

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In the wake of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" debuting on HBO and in advance of July 4th, Olivia Giovetti takes a look at a recent work by Steven Stucky about the LBJ administration.

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Caught in the Crossover: OperaBabes and Embracing Guilty Pleasures

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

With a new release from the Opera Babes, Olivia Giovetti looks at the malleable term "guilty pleasure," especially when it comes to classical music.

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Icebreaker and BJ Cole Relaunch 'Apollo'

Monday, June 25, 2012

Listen here to the complete Apollo, an ambient score originally written by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois for Al Reinert’s documentary on NASA’s Apollo missions.

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Vast Nothingnesses and Celestial Soundscapes

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fueled by the newest in new music, this week we blast off into the world of Brian Eno's seminal 1983 album Apollo. Beautifully re-explored by British ensemble Icebreaker with pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, it's also Q2 Music's Album of the Week.

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There's Something About Francesca

Friday, June 22, 2012

With the temperature already cranked up, the Princeton Festival goes even hotter and descends into hell this weekend with Rachmaninoff’s 1904 opera Francesca da Rimini based on the fifth canto of Dante’s The Inferno and starring soprano Caroline Worra.

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The Vocal Scenes of Make Music New York

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Over 1,000 free performances are set to take place tomorrow across all five boroughs as part of Make Music New York. Blogger Olivia Giovetti highlights the classical vocal offerings.

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The Pacifica Quartet is Back in the USSR

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two’s company and three’s a crowd, but four is a string quartet: An epitome of balance and dialogue that subsequently gives composers a curious amount of freedom for how limited they are in size and scope.

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Five Pieces By Missy Mazzoli You Should Know

Monday, June 18, 2012

Olivia Giovetti offers five pieces that epitomize the work of Missy Mazzoli, recently named composer in residence at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group.

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Cool Runnings with the Pacifica Quartet, Peter Bruun, Jexper Holmen and More

Monday, June 18, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we go in-depth on our current Album of the Week, a two-disc set by the Pacifica Quartet and the continuation of their series "The Soviet Experience," here exploring the string quartets of Shostakovich and Prokofiev.

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The Top 10 Operas Set in Rome

Sunday, June 17, 2012

With Woody Allen taking us to the Eternal City in To Rome, With Love, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the top 10 operas set in Rome.

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Sage Advice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the spirit of Mary Schmich's famous "Sunscreen" speech, Olivia Giovetti offers up a commencement address for the class of 2012 with advice gleaned entirely from the operatic canon.

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Why Strauss's Salome Matters

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In honor of Strauss's birthday, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at how Strauss "created one of the world’s most perfect operas" with Salome, and considers the impulses he gives his characters.

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The Evolution Apparent in Anthony Paul De Ritis's 'Devolution'

Monday, June 11, 2012

Listening to Anthony Paul De Ritis’s Devolution is somewhat akin to watching a Tarsem film: The mixture of influences, references and textures is both blindingly apparent and blindingly gorgeous.

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(R)evolutionary Concepts with Anthony Paul De Ritis, Jeremy Denk and More

Monday, June 11, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we spin Anthony Paul De Ritis's Devolution in its entirety. Recorded by Gil Rose with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and special guest DJ Spooky for BMOP's in-house label, it's our current album of the week.

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When Formative Recordings Set the Bar

Friday, June 08, 2012

There are many operas that people simply don’t need to hear re-recorded. Confess your favorites.

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When Opera Companies Place Audiences in the Action

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Opera companies have presented Puccini’s Il Tabarro on an oil tanker, a setting of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in a Brooklyn park and Fidelio in a prison. Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers the power of site-specific works.

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