Saturday, November 01, 2014
By Fred Plotkin
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Fred Plotkin
After a rocky opening, the Bayreuth Festival is proving its mettle as a place where thought-provoking stagings of Wagner take place. Fred Plotkin reports.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and one of the three founders of Bang on a Can, David Lang, along with the women of vocal quartet Anonymous 4 join us to preview the work Lang had just written for the group, “love fail.” Like his “Little Match Girl Passion,” the work centers on the sound of four voices and percussion. But in the piece, “love fail,” these components are the centerpiece of a multi-media extravaganza, including sound design, lighting design, projections and video, along with clothing and sets.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
This week's featured albums include Simone Dinnerstein's latest Bach survey, Avi Avital's chameleon-like mandolin and excerpts from Paris Opéra's 2013 Ring. Get a free download.
Monday, January 06, 2014
From the August, 1942 WQXR Program Guide:
Editorial Note: Occasionally we receive letters from listeners who protest angrily against our broadcasting German music either orchestral or vocal. Because of the democratic implications of the problem, we have asked Ernest Angell, President of the Council for Democracy, to present his views, which he does in the following article. The Council for Democracy is dedicated to a fighting faith in democracy, and hence Mr. Angell's comments represent the considered opinion of real fighters for our present way of life.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We've all had moments when our mind has wandered during a Wagner opera, a Bruckner symphony or perhaps a long Mozart recitative.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Our series from the Royal Opera House concludes with the final installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung. Sit back and take in this six-plus-hour epic.