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24.4.11

In Brief: Death, I Will Be Your Death Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Alex Ross has a lovely tribute to mark the sad news that composer Peter Lieberson has died. [The Rest Is Noise]

  • It's time for the Cannes Film Festival: here are the films selected this year. [Le Nouvel Observateur]

  • Andrew Patner notes that Lyric Opera of Chicago has hired Anthony Freud, formerly of Houston Grand Opera, as its new general director. [The View from Here]

  • It's time for your Easter heart attack. [Boing Boing]

  • Another one bites the dust: the New Mexico Symphony folds. [Denver Post]

  • William Christie's groundbreaking production of Lully's Atys made HIP history, performed with Les Arts Florissants in honor of three-hundredth anniversary of the composer's death, celebrated by the Opéra de Paris in 1987. The production was revived this month at the Opéra-Comique, thanks almost half of the costs being paid by an American sponsor, Ronald Stanton. [Le Figaro]

  • For your online listening, a recital by violinist Janine Jansen (Stravinsky, Bartók, Brahms), Handel's Teseo, Camilla Tilling with the Orchestre National de Lyon, a Liszt recital by Bertrand Chamayou, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion from Berlin. [France Musique]

  • From the Cité de la musique, videos of a concert of Liszt and Nono by Accentus, the Beethoven symphony cycle by La Chambre Philharmonique and Emmanuel Krivine. [Cité de la musique Live]

1 comment:

doug said...

This Atys is at the amazing Brooklyn Academy of Music later this year: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=3085.