Hauser and Wirth’s exhibition “Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947 – 1962,” on the interplay between experimental music and art, inspires synesthesia
Opera companies throughout the world are staging Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle this year to fete his 200th birthday on May 22, but Hungarian Jewish conductor Adam Fischer is having no part of it during his “Wagner Days” festival in June.
A descendant of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler’s favorite composer, promised to hand over the correspondence of her late father to the Bavarian State Archives.
Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite and Adolf Hitler’s favorite music composer. As his 200th birthday nears, the problem has been separating these facts.
Though a good deal of his writings are dated, Lazare Saminsky’s thought-provoking discussions of Jewish music deserve a second hearing.
A new biography of the composer Marc Blitzstein traces how his left-wing leanings found their way into his music and his long friendship with Leonard Bernstein.