Author Archives: ZACHARY WOOLFE

A Word With: Kiera Duffy on Becoming Bess, the Heroine of ‘Breaking the Waves’

Source: New York Times » Music

This soprano discusses how she prepared for the role of the doomed protagonist in what was “probably the most rigorous routine” of her professional life.

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Choir in Plane Crash Projects Russian Pride and Soft Power

Source: New York Times » Music

The Alexandrov Ensemble is known for traditional songs and is not to be confused with the Russian Federation’s police chorus, which sang Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.”

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Classical Music This Week

Source: New York Times » Music

A revival of “Salome” at the Met, a “Macbeth” in Brooklyn, the St. Thomas choir’s “Messiah” and Kun Woo Paik at the Philharmonic.

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3 Big Shows for New Music in New York

Source: New York Times » Music

Tim Munro, Zeena Parkins and Pauline Oliveros, three important contemporary-music performers converge on the city.

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Review: Resonant Bodies Festival Blends Freedom With Radiance

Source: New York Times » Music

Even as it delved into the experimental, this year’s installment of a contemporary vocal music festival was infused with a holy solemnity.

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