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STILLS: Alan Roth's Latest Doc 'The Breath Courses Through Us' Shows Off New York Art Quartet in Anthology Film Archives Premiere

As Roth explained to us via email: "One of the joys of working on projects like this is getting to know and become friends with all these musicians. I had a real nice connection with Baraka over the years, and I looked forward to the day when each or ...

Royal Opera 2014/15 Season Announced: Includes Weill's Mahagonny, Domingo Hat-Trick, Kaufmann Chenier and Anna Nicole

The U.K.'s Royal Opera has announced details of its 2014/15 season. There are seven new main-house productions including a new opera from Philip Glass, a final bow for the classic John Copley La Boheme and a welcome return for Mark Anthony Turnage's ...

10-Year-Old Singer Amira Willighagen of ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ Releases Debut Album of Opera Arias on Simon Cowell's Label

Amira Willighagen received a particularly exciting gift for her 10th birthday last week: a copy of her first album, titled simply 'Amira.' Her album includes the two Puccini arias she sang to win 'Holland's Got Talent' in December, "O Mio Babbino ...

Classicalite's Five Best: Biggest YouTube Music Hitters

Ah, YouTube. Repository of some of the finest classical rarities just waiting to be chanced upon by some digital adventurer. But YouTube has its classical blockbusters as well -- videos that have attracted a critical mass of page views. They're not ...

Conductors in Conversation, No. 2: Harry Bicket

Englishman Harry Bicket made his name in Handel and early music, and succeeded Trevor Pinnock at the helm of the English Concert. He has quite recently take the top job at Santa Fe Opera and records for the Avie label, among others. He spoke to ...

Purely Administrative: Why Renewing Christoph Eschenbach's National Symphony Orchestra Contract Is a Bad Idea for D.C.

A dark cloud is sure to follow the National Symphony Orchestra this 2014-15 season after the renewal of Christoph Eschenbach's contract as music director. The decision to continue on with Eschy at the podium was "purely administrative" (as if that ...

Classicalite Recording News: Superstar Tenor Jonas Kaufmann Releases New Album of Schubert’s 'Winterreise' on Sony Classical

Jonas Kaufmann recently recorded Schubert’s great song cycle 'Winterreise' with pianist Helmut Deutsch on Sony Classical. The album, which is currently available at the Met’s online store, will be released nationwide on April 1.

Magical Mystery Tour: Listen to Blur Bassist Alex James' Musical Salute to Bournemouth on Classic FM

Bournemouth-born cheese-lover Alex James explores the rich cultural history of the U.K. south coast town.

Conductor Kent Nagano Talks California Surfing, WWII Internment, Messiaen Internship, Not Speaking Japanese and Frank Zappa

"Nearly every child I knew surfed because there's no admission to the sea." -- Kent Nagano

Gender Studies 101: What Every Maestro Should Learn During the "Women Conductors at Morley" Course in London

Classical music is now asking itself the same sort of questions political parties were forced to ask in the 1980s. Namely, how to combat gender inequality when it comes to conducting? And a U.K. college has initiated a women-only conducting course.

Does Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli Really Deserve the Billboard Latin Music Award for Lifetime Achievement?

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will honor the freshly-hitched Andrea Bocelli at a ceremony on April 24. The Italian tenor will get the Lifetime Achievement Award. So, what do we all think about the prospect?

Stay Home, Dudamel, You're Sick: Pittsburgh's Manfred Honeck Ably Replaces Flu-Ridden Gustavo for New York Phil Concerts

Per the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog, Dudamel withdrew from his concerts with the New York Philharmonic earlier this week. Manfred Honeck, conversational conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, took his place in the same program--which ...

Musical Selfies: Ravel, Mussorgsky and Verdi...Without Makeup!

My Facebook feed has been dotted in recent day with the latest social media craze. For a good cause, female friends have been posting photographs of themselves without makeup. Some actually look better that way, in my opinion (I know, nobody asked). ...

If You Like It, Put a Ring On It: Andrea Bocelli and Longtime Lover Veronica Berti Tie the Knot in a Small Italian Ceremony

Well, it's about time Andrea Bocelli finally put a ring on it. Bocelli, 55, married his long-suffering, 12-years-in-the making girlfriend, Veronica Berti, 30, in a small ceremony at the Sanctuary of Montenero in Livorno, Italy. Regarding the March 21 ...

Job Opening: Roger Wright, BBC Proms and Radio Three Controller, Leaving for Aldeburgh Festival

The U.K.'s classical landscape was hit by the cultural equivalent of a bombshell earlier this week as news spread that Roger Wright, the controller of BBC Radio Three and of the BBC Proms, will step down to run the Aldeburgh Festival.

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