The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, gave a rare interview to the Spanish newspaper, ABC, in which the maestro said the coronavirus had showed us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism and human existence is possible only in relation to other living beings.
A portrait concert of music by Arvo Pärt, while single-mindedly contemplative in tone, proves surprisingly absorbing in the hands of his most authoritative interpreters.
Franz Schreker’s 1932 opera is musically rich and visually dazzling
‘Mattei is all lyricism in this go-round, singing all the notes, whether full-value or Sprechstimme’
The suave baritone was cast against type in Berg’s harrowing work at the Metropolitan Opera. But he is winning raves.
An emotional event took place in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House last Saturday.