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Articles tagged with "Music"

Composer Lowell Liebermann on Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Frankenstein: ‘A Collaborative Process’

5 November 2015

The acclaimed American composer speaks about seeing his music choreographed and the process of writing his first original score for ballet.

Le nozze di Figaro Musical Highlight: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’

14 September 2015

Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.

Orphée et Eurydice Musical Highlights: Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Dance of the Furies

4 September 2015

This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.

Culture clubbing: Can classical music save the UK's nightclub scene?

26 August 2015

With nearly half of the UK's nightclubs having closed in the past decade, can Bach replace breakbeat?

Tour-watch Autumn 2015: What's on outside the M25

11 August 2015

A look at UK dance and opera companies on tour this autumn.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs

10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

Watch: Antonio Pappano – ‘When I first studied Guillaume Tell I was hit as if by a thunderbolt’

25 June 2015

Royal Opera Music Director discusses the evocative music of Rossini’s final opera.

Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

27 May 2015

The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

Watch: Conductor Martin Yates – ‘I knew Don Quixote would be something exceptional’

23 March 2015

The conductor introduces Ludwig Minkus, ‘one of the founding fathers of Russian ballet music’, through the music of Don Quixote.

Madama Butterfly Musical Highlight: The Humming Chorus

17 March 2015

Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.

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