| May 19, 2008
Come Dec. 22, celebrations of Puccini’s 150th birthday may abound. But, generally, opera companies are not making the fuss typical of major anniversaries of popular (and even unpopular) composers this year. Or perhaps the companies are. It can be...
| Jul 29, 2008
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Every decade or so, I get my hopes up that Karol Szymanowski's ravishing "King Roger," Poland's one great opera, will finally catch on.
In the '60s and '70s, mystically intense recordings of it slipped out of Soviet bloc...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 7:40 PM
Whether he was flying an airplane or attending church, Robert L. Wilson of Orlando always had his family close in mind.
"He was an old-fashioned guy," said his daughter Tonya Culton of Crestview. "He loved his family and his country and the Lord. He...
| Jul 19, 2009
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood.
"When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...