Over a century after its premiere, Mahler’s Second Symphony continues to be a compelling work and is as relevant now as it was when the work was conceived.
More than ever, compilations of previously released material fill the shelves of those stores still
selling classical music.
Once again, George Frederick Handel’s old stamping ground of St. George’s Hanover Square, London, resounded last night to the sound of his music as aspiring young singers from all over
the world fought out the Final of the London Handel Singing Competition.
Robert Gierlach wishes he could rewrite “Anna Karenina,” the Tolstoi whopper turned into an opera by librettist Colin Graham and composer David Carlson. It’s not that Gierlach, who sings Vronsky in the world premiere of the work at Florida Grand Opera on April 28, has misgivings
about the author’s artistry; he simply wishes that the story could have a happy ending.
“What drives a man to insanity and murder?” asks the poster for San Diego Opera’s new production of Wozzeck, which closed this Sunday after a run of four performances.
Philip Glass’s 1980 work, new to the London stage, gives an illustrated account of Mahatma
Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, viewed through the eyes of his satyagraha philosophy of peaceful resistance.