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Music Commentary: “I’ve neither seen nor heard it, but I don’t like it. (And neither should you.)”: “The Death of Klinghoffer” Meets the Know-Nothing Protest

October 23, 2014
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What we seem to have here is one of the glories of our democracy in action: the blind leading the oblivious; aping distortions and downright falsehoods about the opera.

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Opera Commentary: The Mess at the Met — … curtain!

August 22, 2014
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On the surface, this is a deal that lets both sides go forward having saved face, though a closer look at things suggests that the musicians came out ahead.

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Music Commentary: The Mess at the Met

July 27, 2014
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What’s clear is that something needs to give and, after nearly thirty-five years of labor-management harmony, it’s apparent that the Met’s problems start at the top.

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Fuse News Comment: Verdi vs. the Synthesized Xylophones

December 15, 2013
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All was well — at moments, thrilling — until the credits rolled. Then the Regal did what it always did: it launched its terrible muzak.

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Music Feature: Wagner’s Ring Cycle in HD — The MET at the Mall Goes Global

October 5, 2010
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The bottom line is that Opera in HD is a huge hit all over the United States and is transforming the art form as it succeeds. Via The Met: Live in HD, New Englanders can experience parts of Wagner’s Ring Cycle without going to New York beginning on October 9 at 1 p.m. with the…

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Coming Attractions: Culture Vulture’s November Picks

October 31, 2009
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By Helen Epstein 1) Nov 2: This Monday’s free concert at Jordan Hall celebrates Eastern European composers and players. The unusual musical line-up includes the Haydn Piano Trio in E minor, the Boston premiere of Kati Agócs’s “Awakening Galatea,” Bacewicz’s “Suite for Two Violins,” and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81. Performance starts…

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