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Summer Special Part I

Five of our favorite articles this year,for free. Title Image LANCE ASPER / UNSPLASH · Date 08/31/2017 My Father, The Flying Dutchman A suicide in the family, and the complicated ways that opera interacts with trauma. The Discovery Phase On the frontier of black music research. Rage and Cringe Against Modern Opera Productions, a group […]

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VAN Issue 54.5

Five of our favorites from 2017 so far. By VAN-Team · Title Image das_sabrinchen (CC BY-ND 2.0) · Date 05/04/2017 This week, instead of new articles, we’re offering you five of our favorites from 2017 so far, completely free and outside the paywall. Why? One, so that those of you who are still on the […]

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#pieces Issue 50

#pieces Issue 50 …we’re reading, listening to, and putting together. What’s going on with John Adams’s Twitter lately? In Lolita, Humbert Humbert says, “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.” It’s a hilarious line—far funnier than anything in Alejandro L. Madrid’s article, which simply makes a reasonable point about tokenism […]

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Late Summer Special Part II

Free Favorites from the Archives: Part II Title Image PHOEBE DILL (CC) · Date 09/01/2016 And here’s part two of our Late Summer Special: five more picks from the last nine months, free and outside the paywall. Enjoy! All That Matters Is How Good It Sounds The Venezuelan orchestral training program El Sistema is praised […]