Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog
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Heart of a Soldier: capturing 9/11 in an opera
One man’s quick thinking saved thousands of lives on 9/11. Thomas Hampson, who plays him in a new opera, reflects on the life and loves of an American hero
The New York Times
Tenor Seriously Injured In Sicily Road Accident
The tenor Salvatore Licitra was severely injured in a motor-scooter accident in Sicily on Saturday night.
Proms 56/5, Gerstein/BBCSO/Bychkov/Pires/Tonhalle/Zinman (Royal Albert Hall)
Mahler toyed with naming his sixth symphony ‘Tragic’, and his widow Alma claimed he regarded the final movement, with its three notorious hammer-blows, as depicting ‘the hero, on whom fall three blows of fate, the last of which fells him like a tree’.