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The Classical Source once again brings you a handy guide to all ten of the Metropolitan Opera productions included in this season’s international broadcast series. #1: Macbeth Who wrote it?...
Ilya Gringolts (violin) Folke Gräsbeck (piano) Lahti Symphony Orchestra Okko Kamu Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 September, 2014 Before I begin my thoughts on "Original Sibelius" may I mention...
There have been many fine – yet very few great – spinto Italian tenors, but if I were asked to choose one for the desert island, then it would be...
The name of the English composer and lyricist Sandy Wilson, who has died aged 90 (on 27 August 2014), will always be indelibly associated with his show The Boy Friend...
Monday 1 September 2014 – The Classical Source is delighted to send 70th-Birthday Greetings to its Patron and contributor, Leonard Slatkin. Following are some best-wishes (after today, and to publish...
The performing arts have lost many notable practitioners in recent weeks with the passing of Richard Attenborough, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Dora Bryan. Michael Darvell remembers them within the...
Classical Source welcomes Leonard Slatkin – music director in Detroit and Lyon – who has sent us the following article, his second such, which we happily publish as a talking...
Maestro Lorin Maazel 6 March 1930-13 July 2014 Edward Clark, President of the UK Sibelius Society Lovers of Sibelius’s music have much to thank Lorin Maazel for. In the 1960s...
Actress, singer, cabaret artist and raconteur Elaine Stritch died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on 17 July 2014. She was 89. She had not long retired and only last...
Tuesday 3 June-Sunday 8 June, 2014, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England This year’s feast of Haydn again presented a combination of orchestral and chamber concerts. Where Symphonies are concerned the current philosophy...
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