18th January – Wikipedia blackout, Porgy and Bess and RIP Gustav Leonhardt

Wednesday 18th January 2012


Jaap Van Zweden Appointed To The Hong Kong Phil.

A second role for this impressive Dutch conductor.

New Yorker

Wikipedia Blackout: A Playlist.

Today, Wikipedia goes black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). What does the online encyclopedia’s absence mean for you?

New York Times

Critics Discuss ‘Porgy And Bess’.

Ben Brantley, the chief theater critic for The New York Times, and Anthony Tommasini, The Times’s chief classical music critic, discuss the new musical production, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” based on the 1935 opera.

In Contract Talks, City Opera Reaches Deal With A Union.

The New York City Opera and its orchestra union have reached a tentative agreement on a contract, a step forward in the company’s effort to put on a season, officials said Tuesday.

The Guardian

Gustav Leonhardt Obituary.

Harpsichordist at the heart of the early music movement.