• Horowitz at the Met

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    A personal reflection A recent revisit of the first digital recording (RCA ATC1-1260 (1981) by the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) was the occasion of a personal reconsideration of his career. Among other pianists Horowitz was a legend. He could achieve effects at the keyboard that still remain mysterious to even the most skilled pianistic […]

  • The Met Live in HD at the Paramount

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    Two broadcasts remaining The Metropolitan Opera’s High Definition (“HD”) live broadcasts at Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater for the 2016-17 season offer two remaining productions. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin will be presented on Saturday, April 22, at 12:55 P.M. Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier will be presented on Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 P.M. Each live opera broadcast is […]

  • The Met’s Ring Production

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    For those who missed this season’s Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera, take heart. You didn’t miss much. Wagner’s titanic four-part saga of the downfall of the gods in the Met’s new production by Robert Lepage was a mostly depressing and vapid affair. It illustrates what can be accomplished when a virtually limitless budget is […]

  • The Metropolitan Opera in HD

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    The Met is offering an attractive schedule of its productions via satellite to viewers at remote locations around the globe. These live offerings supplement the Met’s radio broadcasts, which have been a mainstay of the Met’s outreach for over 60 years. The Met insists on venues having appropriate receiving equipment, both video and audio, to […]