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Articles tagged with "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.

Recommended Recordings: March 2015

12 March 2015

This month the focus falls on new recordings from Bryan Hymel, Piotr Beczała and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Mahagonny Musical Highlight: The Mandalay Song

10 March 2015

Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.

Winners of 2015 Fanfare Competition for young composers announced

4 March 2015

12 secondary school pupils will have their fanfares orchestrated and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

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