Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced the John Adams opera, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin's best-known piece.
What's coming up for the week of Oct. 20.
Some critics charge that John Adams' opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera's supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.
A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.
A new University of Denver study about ticket-buying habits for arts events prompts CPR’s Arts Bureau to explore Colorado audiences’ appetite for risk.
The program includes Verdi, Orff and Mozart.
Plus: Charley Samson on Dmitri Shostakovich and his string quartets.
For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.