August, 2009

Media > Physicists Investigate the Grand Artistic Vision of Richard Wagner
August 20th, 2009

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When physicist John Smith spent the night in his garden with the score to Götterdämmerung, the final opera in Richard Wagner’s four-part, 15-hour epic, Der Ring des Nibelungen, he wasn’t interested in its account of the apocalyptic struggle of Norse [...] more >>

Media > Chinese Opera Takes On Classics, ‘Red’ Or Not
August 19th, 2009

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In recent years, classical music in China has been experiencing a crescendo. China’s conservatories are turning out child prodigy musicians. Cities are sprouting concert halls, and factories are cranking out violins and pianos. And Chinese cultural officials seem determined that [...] more >>