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New York Times Features International Mieczyslaw Weinberg Society

The New York Times published a new feature for the International Mieczyslaw Weinberg Society: If the music of Dmitri Shostakovich chronicles political repression in Stalinist Russia, that of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, his contemporary and close friend, is a testimony to the horror that swept through Europe in the 20th century. Since the first full staging of…

2017 Indian Summer Festival Takes Shape

The Tenth Levoča India Summer Festival takes shape! See our programme for fabulous music played by leading artists from across Europe – and watch out for news and updates! See the 2017 Programme

David Pountney on Karl Amadeus Hartman

David Pountney writes about composer Karl Amadeus Harmann on Slipped Disc: Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born in Munich in 1905 into a bohemian family of painters. Unlike his brothers and sister who became painters in turn, he turned towards music, eventually becoming a trombonist in the Munich Opera orchestra. In 1918 he witnessed the Bavarian…

Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten

Here’s a treat! A complete performance of Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten [The Stigmatised] at the Opéra de Lyon: Watch it On The Opera Platform