SYMPHONY MUSICIANS WENT OUT ON STRIKE over the weekend - concert
cancellations are mounting up as the two side have stopped talking. Toronto Globe and Mail 9/27/99.
Audience-friendly: It's expensive, it
has its own rules, it's intimidating - Beverly Sills talks about making
opera more accessible. Arizona
Country Music Awards Lowdown: slicker
and more stylized than a page out of Architectural Digest, polished, polite
and very, very mainstream. Atlanta
ROCK MY WORLD:
Music doesn't kill people, people kill people. Seattle Weekly turns its
writers loose on a series of exploring links between music and violence.
Seattle Weekly 9/22/99
CITY OPERA USES CONTROVERSIAL "SOUND ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM,"
world fails to end. But what about tradition?
Cleveland Plain Dealer 9/21/99
have gotten too bloody loud.
National Post (Canada) 9/21/99
In all directions: Record sales are
up but the industry is down - just what is rock music anymore? The
question dogs the annual CMJ conference of some 9000 music industry folk.
Chicago Tribune 9/21/99
ELLIOTT CARTER WAITED 90 YEARS to
write his first opera. Despite last week's standing ovation at the Berlin
premiere, one critic wonders why he bothered at all.
Financial Times, 9/20/99
Once around the block: Lots of new
music, lots of performances, but what happens after the opera or symphony
premiere? The second-performance problem. New York Times, 9/20/99
The Glenn Gould Cult: Canadians have
made a fetish out of the late great pianist. This week a five-day
international Gould conference of Trekkie proportions will open in Toronto.
Toronto Globe and Mail 9/18/99
The art of producing: Everyone
remembers the Beatles. Anyone remember their producer? Producers are blamed
when they flop, forgotten when they score. A new Encyclopedia of Record
Producers reveals the producer's life.
Cleveland Plain Dealer 9/17/99
Elliott Carter's first opera: (about
an auto wreck) premiered in Berlin this week and the audience went wild.
Unfortunately, that would not be the reaction back home, says the Washington
Washington Post 9/17/99
Apres le "High C": La
Scala's older singers don't go off into the sunset, they come to Casa Verdi,
the rest home for those who can no longer hit the high notes.
Los Angeles Times 9/15/99
JANOS STARKER IS 75
Tonight many of the best cellists in the world will converge on Indiana to
celebrate the birthday of probably the most prominent cello teacher alive.
There will be 100 cellists performing onstage. There's a live internet
broadcast of the concert.
NPR Morning Edition 9/14/99[need Real Player for this link]
MUSIC IS THE JAZZ OF THE 90s says this critic for the Irish Times.
Unfortunately, the Irish and British governments are no fans. In 1994 they
passed the Criminal Justice Act and Public Order Act, effectively outlawing
many aspects of club culture. How similar to the social marginalization of
the pre-second World War jazz scene.
Irish Times 9/13/99