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March 25, 2021
Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, and 2018 MacArthur Fellow. His new opera, Eurydice, will come to the Metropolitan Opera in November 2021. (November 2020)
A Crucial Reset
October 27, 2020
The Fury of Pierre Boulez
A collection of his lectures on music reveals the composer’s narrow-mindedness and disdain.
Music Lessons: The Collège de France Lectures
by Pierre Boulez, edited and translated from the French by Jonathan Dunsby, Jonathan Goldman, and Arnold Whittall
November 5, 2020 issue
In Paris the composer’s word was law even if you didn’t subscribe to it.
December 17, 2020 issue
Opera at the Edge
Perhaps, in our newfound state of isolation, we can learn new ways to listen across borders, with open ears
an opera by Aribert Reimann, at the Paris Opera, November 21–December 7, 2019
an opera by Manfred Trojahn, at the Vienna State Opera, November 14–20, 2019
an opera by Chaya Czernowin, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, November 15–December 6, 2019
May 14, 2020 issue
Making Shakespeare Sing
On Verdi’s last two operas, Otello and Falstaff
Verdi: Creating “Otello” and “Falstaff”—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive
an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, September 6, 2019–January 5, 2020
December 19, 2019 issue
Music Without a Destination
‘Debussy: A Painter in Sound’ by Stephen Walsh
Debussy: A Painter in Sound
by Stephen Walsh
December 6, 2018 issue
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