Russian diva's voice to die for

Apr 27, 2005

Russian diva's voice to die for

“Russians always need a little shit in our lives. If everything is good and we seem completely happy, then we become suspicious of that.” This is Russian opera star Anna Netrebko’s philosophy — slightly incongruous for one who, at a glance, seems to have ...

Kent Nagano conducts former collaborator Takemitsu

Apr 13, 2005

Kent Nagano conducts former collaborator Takemitsu

Kent Nagano is nothing if not a very busy man. The musical director of the Los Angeles Opera, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin, and the guest director of many world-famous orchestras, the California native is in demand as ...

A baroque approach

Mar 16, 2005

A baroque approach

With his keen, adventurous musical intellect and an interpretative idiosyncrasy that breathes new life into the standard repertoire, Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey is fast assuming a hallowed place in the cellist pantheon. Influenced by the revolutionary Early Music movement in the Netherlands under luminaries ...