Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the panel discusses the Music After concert, works inspired by the attacks, the compulsion to write an opera, James Levine’s newest health issues, Nico Muhly’s anger over recordings, and the non-existence of Beethoven.
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- Eleonor Sandresky and Daniel Felsenfeld leave the “speech making and memorializing” of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to others with Music After, a day-long concert presented for and by the New York music community.
- The NPR classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence posts a series of interviews with composers who have written works that respond the events of 9/11.
- Maestro James Levine’s newest health issues force him to withdraw from all performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s fall season.
- Rob Deemer ponders why so many composers want to write and opera.
- Nico Muhly rants about the ridonkulus bureaucracy keeping composers from getting recordings of their orchestral works.