Tom Huizenga

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Tell Us: Are Ballet And Opera Elitist?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's a question virtually as old as the art forms themselves: Are ballet and opera elitist?

The topic was tackled in a live debate hosted Monday by one of the temples of opera, London's Covent Garden, and streamed live on web site of the British newspaper The Telegraph. ...

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Marches Madness: Walk Like An Egyptian

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Elephants, Egyptian palaces, politics and love triangles — now we're talking grand opera!

In an art form notorious for its excesses, Verdi's Aida can take the bigger-is-better approach to nearly laughable extremes. At a Shanghai production in 2000, the cast list bulged to 2,200. And at ...

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First Listen: Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, 'Night'

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Those steeped in radio-station jargon know all about "dayparting" — knowing when to program what depending on the habits of listeners during any given part of the day.

Any program director faced with the new album by Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein need only read the ...

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Marches Madness: Off With His Head!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

It's Marches Madness! Throughout this month, we're posting some of our favorite marches — from the concert hall, opera stage and parade ground. Got one we should hear? Played any yourself? Let us know in the comments section.

We march for many occasions. There are brave military marches, joyous

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Marches Madness: Puppets And A Funeral

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

It's Marches Madness! Throughout this month, we're posting some of our favorite marches — from the concert hall, opera stage and parade ground. Got one we should hear? Played any yourself? Let us know in the comments section.

Soldiers have been stepping to marches for a long time, back to ...

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'Thank You For That Gift': Memories Of Van Cliburn From Medalists

Monday, March 04, 2013

After his stunning victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958, pianist Van Cliburn had every right to boast for the rest of his career. But that wasn't in his nature. Ask anyone who ever met him and they'll tell you he was humble and gracious. ...

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Benedict And Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope's Musical Life

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

After tomorrow, Pope Benedict XVI will experience that bittersweet relief felt by millions of less lofty workers worldwide — retirement. And leaving the top spot in the Catholic Church, at least in theory, will afford the pope emeritus time to indulge in one of his great passions, music.

Music and ...

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The Operatic Potential Of DSK, A Modern Don Giovanni

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

If I wrote operas, my next work would be called DSKNY. That's a snazzy abbreviation for Dominique Strauss-Kahn New York. The idea came last night when colleagues invited me for cocktails at the Sofitel Hotel, the site of DSK's alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in 2011, and the ...

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Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The composer, who was born in 1908 and won two Pulitzer Prizes for music that could be challenging and adventurously modern, died in New York.

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William Duckworth, An Innovative Voice In Music And Teaching, Silenced At 69

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The music world has lost a quietly innovative and influential voice. Composer, professor, author and performer William Duckworth has died at age 69, according to his close friend Kyle Gann, who reported the news earlier today on his blog, saying Duckworth's wife had called him with ...

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You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You

Thursday, August 09, 2012

More than ever, music matters to us. But why do we like what we like? "Six Songs of Me," a new project launched by a British publication, may ultimately provide some answers.

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A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Don't be caught empty-headed when talk turns to the music of the London Games.

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Beethoven Rebuilt in Bed-Stuy

Thursday, March 29, 2012

If the mantra for orchestras in these cash-strapped times is "outreach," then music director Alan Pierson and his Brooklyn Philharmonic must be getting pretty close to enlightenment, or at least to the heart of their home borough.

Back in November, Pierson and the orchestra transplanted to Brighton Beach, the echt-Russian ...

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Janáček For Voices: The Choral Side Of An Unusual Composer

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A new album by Cappella Amsterdam uncovers rarely heard music by the quirky Czech master.

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Pianist Alexis Weissenberg Dies At 82

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The dynamic pianist escaped the Nazis to build a brilliant career.

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