The classical music world is mourning the loss of a giant. Austrian-born conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt has died aged 86, three months after announcing his retirement. His recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion won a Grammy Award in 2001.
After a long, dreary winter, the orchestra and its music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada are bringing Texan sunshine to eight cities in central Europe, starting in Brussels. European and US works are on the program.
In Heimbach, a village in the mountains of western Germany, friends of German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt gather every summer in a historic power plant for the festival named "Tensions."
Taking a pointed view of a historical subject, director Laura Scozzi's fully-choreographed interpretation of the opera by Philip Glass brings ancient Egypt into the 21st century and delivers food for thought.
Allegations of sexual abuse hit the American classical music scene over the weekend as reports of misconduct by conductor James Levine of New York's Metropolitan Opera led to his suspension.
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