Zubin Mehta: Lightning conductor ó At almost 70, the Indian maestro Zubin Mehta is still wowing audiences and dividing critics across the globe


Celebrity So Extraordinaire She Rivaled the Eiffel Tower


Rescue mission


How to set America to music


Music is a life science ó Opera aficionado Carolyn Abbate chose music over biology


Annapolis Opera will celebrate Mozart’s birthday ‘by candlelight’


FAUR…: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2

As the second of four of the thematically organized recording of the Complete Songs of Gabriel FaurÈ (1845-1924), Un paysage choisi is an excellent offering of chansons that concern selected natural places, that is to say, the ìchosen landscapeî indicated in the title of this volume.

PROKOFIEV: Ivan the Terrible

Sergei Prokofievís Ivan the Terrible? Which one? Prokofiev composed music for Sergei Eisensteinís film (part 1, 1942-44; part 2, 1945) about the sixteenth-century ruler, and the score is catalogued as op. 116. After the composerís death, music for the film was arranged first into an oratorio (with speaker, soloists, chorus, and orchestra) by Alexander Stasevich (1961) and later into a concert scenario by Christopher Palmer (1990).

Songs of Vaughan Williams and Ives

Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles Ives; both known more for their symphonic music than anything else, receive superb tributes in these recordings of some of their early songs. Only two years separate the birth dates of these composers; but the musical language each speaks seems to put far more distance than that between them.

PERGOLESI: La serva padrona

La serva padrona, intermezzo in two parts

Music composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Libretto by Gennar’antonio Frederico.

First performance: 28 August 1733, Teatro San Bartolomeo, Naples.