A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Linbury Studio, London


A Baritone and a Pianist in a Harmonious Conversation


ROSSINI: Guillaume Tell

On 24 October 1998, the Vienna State Opera presented the opening night of its staging of Gioachino Rosssiniís Guillaume Tell. It was the first Staatsoper production in 91 years of Rossiniís final opera and masterpiece, as well as the Vienna premiere of the 1829 operaís original French-language version.

MACMILLAN: Seven Last Words from the Cross

The compositions of John Tavener, Arvo P‰rt, and Henryk GÛrecki have accustomed us to the degree that religious spirituality has found serious musical voice in the late twentieth century. In their works, a profound language of musical mysticism is wed to various liturgical evocations, creating compositions that seem both authentic in their expression and unusually personal in their genesis.

LANGGAARD: Antikrist

Watching this DVD, your reviewer suddenly recalled a brief exchange from the film Reversal of Fortune, when the Ron Silver/Alan Dershowitz character says to the Jeremy Irons/Claus von Bulow one, ìYou are a very strange man, ì and Irons, in the moment that may have won him the Academy Award, replies with eerie blandness, ìYou have no idea.î

Thomas Hampson in Recital

Monday evening, November 21, 2005, I was fortunate enough to attend a benefit recital given by Thomas Hampson in the Fox Theater in Spokane, Washington.

Is a Free Tuition in Music Worthwhile? An Argument For


It’s the eternal triangle, if you don’t count the beast


Operetta with two left feet


How the son of Mozart is finally finding a voice