Jan Neckers on Recently Reissued Historicals

I doubt many admirers of Leontyne Price will be tempted to buy this issue.

Alex Ross on the music of an untamed era

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1023/p15s01-bogn.html

La Nilsson: My Life in Opera

Birgit Nilsson probably never heard of “the Protestant work ethic,” but she didn’t need to know it.

MAZZOCCHI: Madrigali e Dialoghi

The Roman composer Mazzocchi is one of those figures known only to musicologists, and it is a pity, for this disc contains first-rate music.

Biondi’s Labors Won, or Unearthing The Lost Vivaldi

An expedition against the famed warring women, the Amazons, ranking as Hercules’ ninth labor out the canonic twelve, provided the subject for the libretto by Antonio Salvi (not Giacomo Francesco…

Opera at the BBC Proms 2007

Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s guest appearance is an annual fixture at the Proms, and this year the work of choice was Verdi’s Macbeth, in a semi-staged performance on July 24th based…

Turbulent and Tense

http://www.nysun.com/article/64991

Elina Garanca und Mariss Jansons preisgekrˆnt

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/artikel/272/138984/

Monteverdi with an image problem

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/65be501e-7e61-11dc-8fac-0000779fd2ac.html

This Time, No Laughing at the Witches

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/21/arts/music/21gure.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin