Part one of this survey looked at one upcoming performance and five CDs where music takes the leading role. This post looks at the other side of the coin, where the words are the wellspring for the music.
A reflection on the whole tradition of combining longish narrative poems to music, especially for performance in a concert hall by large forces (e.g., singers and orchestra).
Invariably, these economic realities are barriers to entry into the broader cultural arena for the less-well-heeled among us, sustaining inequity.
I wanted the podcast to be both an honest reflection of what The Arts Fuse is, but also allow the voices that contribute to the magazine to find new ways of expressing their critiques in a new medium.
We need Blindspotting. It’s an eye-opening, indispensable film, and the year’s crowning artistic achievement.
Our theater critics pick some of the outstanding productions of the year.
Our critic’s year-end tally of the classical albums that, in looking back over 2018, stand tallest – plus a few that didn’t make the bar.
Our demanding critics choose the best (and the most disappointing) films of the year. .
Our critics pick some of the highlights of the year in dance.
With the release of Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. received a critically acclaimed overhaul and update.