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• 01.06.2017

Behind the hype of Teodor Currentzis.

• 26.01.2017

King Ludwig II’s Wagnerian castle and a lineage of obsession.

• 10.08.2017

The aesthetic campaigning of Against Modern Opera Productions.

• 24.11.2016

The composer Kaija Saariaho prepares for the Metropolitan Opera’s historic production of “L’Amour de Loin.”

• 03.03.2016

From mountain camping to Concertgebouw audition.

• 06.10.2016

What’s behind the obsession with children who compose?

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Video of the Week

Just A Totally Normal Reptile/Classical Music Playlist

As the stressful season of the holidays approaches, enjoy this calming video of alligators eating birds, snakes eating rodents, iguanas hanging out in a pile, and other reptile and amphibian photos set to “relaxing classical music.” Or impress your friends with your niche YouTube knowledge at your upcoming workplace get-togethers.

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Audio of the Week

Harpsichord Wars

This week, William Christie refers to J. C. Neupert harpsichords as “idiotic.” Judge for yourself with this Scarlatti Sonata played on a Neupert instrument.

Editor’s picks

• 18.01.2016

A photo essay from an organ builder’s workshop.

• 10.08.2017

New initiatives and resistance to them, in issue #68.

• 11.05.2017

What musicians listened to during the runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

• 08.10.2017

Pierre Audi’s vision for the Park Avenue Armory.

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