Listen to world music tied to Arab, Persian, or Indian music, but with Western classical music instruments – cello, double bass – and Scandinavian folk instruments. Hear Swedish folk fiddling and South Indian tradition Carnatic violin together in music from the quartet Nordic Raga, who are Bangalore-born violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, Swedish folk fiddler Mats Edén, Dan Svensson, percussion, Pär Moberg, saxophones.
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World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations
With Only the Sound Remains now playing at the Palais Garnier, the composer Kaija Saariaho talks about the creative process behind her new opera.
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Rome wasn’t built in a day. When the Metropolitan Opera decided to create a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” true to the work’s Roman settings, the company’s army of artists and artisans started work nearly a year before its opening night, on New Year’s Eve.
See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season
“The Cantigas de Santa Maria is one of the major monuments of the European medieval culture. It consists of a vast, strictly organized collection of devotional songs in Galician-Portuguese (419 cantigas), in praise of the Virgin Mary or narrating miracles attributed to her…” The Notation Of The Cantigas De Santa Maria: Diplomatic Edition
A look into Marc Busnel’s process for his recreation of the great choral book of Obrecht’s Scaramella Mass.
Scaramella : conception du grand livre de chœur
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The National Lutheran Choir performing Kim André Arnesen’s “Holy Spirit Mass” at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
Written by Brandon Woller.
500 Years Later, the Reformation Is Still Creating Music
MINNEAPOLIS — Lutheran congregants, I’ve learned, sing long and loud. They belt every verse of every hymn with all their hearts. And such was Martin Luther’s intent: that a congregation should participate actively and fully in worship services.