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Articles tagged with "Music"

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

Watch: Mark Elder explores the music of L’Étoile — 'It's quite extraordinary'

1 February 2016

The conductor explored the music of relatively unknown composer Emmanuel Chabrier with the help of two principal cast members.

Recommended Recordings: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's operas on offer, how do you choose between them?

Cavalleria rusticana Musical Highlight: The Easter Hymn

30 November 2015

Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.

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.

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