15th December – 2011 in review, RIP Russell Hoban and Anthony Amato

Thursday 15th December 2011

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

New York’s Smallest Opera Chief Is Dead.

Anthony Amato has died at 91. He founded Amato Opera Theater in 1948.

Yale Professor: Hungary Could Be Going Fascist.

The Canadian-Hungarian historian Éva S Balogh, who runs the internationally acclaimed blog Hungarian Spectrum, describes the political landscape in Orbán‘s Hungary.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Farewell, Russell Hoban (1925 – 2011).

Well-known novelist and librettist Russell Hoban has died.

LA Times

2011 Year In Review: Best in Jazz.

From young stars following their unique vision to a parting session from a departed master of doing the same, there was no shortage of recordings worth celebrating in 2011.

2011 Year In Review: Best In Classical Music.

Mark Swed’s round-up of the best and the worst of 2011’s classical music.