György Ligeti was one of the greatest composers of the past century, and ‘Requiem’ was one of his most important works. Now the piece is getting its long-overdue New York premiere at Carnegie Hall.
New York was chock full of impressive performances in 2013, but seven of them with Jewish content stood out, including one that technically never happened.
James Levine is not the only major return at the Metropolitan Opera this week. The acclaimed production of Gogol’s ‘The Nose’ also starts a cameo run.
Marc Blitztein’s ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ is often considered a curio of the Depression. But a recent revival showed the once-banned musical to be as powerful as ever.
Beate Sirota Gordon, who enshrined equal rights for women in Japan’s post-World War II constitution and championed Asian arts programs, died at 89.
Say ‘Pierrot,’ and any musician will instantly know you’re talking about Arnold Schoenberg’s Opus 21. Even after 100 years, it retains both its impact and its strangeness.
One reason Eugene Ionesco’s classic play ‘Rhino’ is so rarely shown is because of Zero Mostel’s sensation-causing performance a half-century ago.