On SN 68, David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly of Contemporaneous join the panel to talk opera on the silver screen, composer tantrums about opera, orchestral flash mobs, loud and proud Tchaikovsky by Hahn-Bin and the passing of beloved author Maurice Sendak.
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- David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly of Contemporaneous join the panel this week. Follow, watch and listen but hurry. They move fast.
- English National Opera artistic director John Berry says that the HD cinema experience is bad for opera. In a related story, medication is shown to be bad for sick people.
- Composer Michael Nyman thinks the Royal Opera House should program a work by each UK tax payers (or he’s just off his rocker).
- Children’s author (and librettist/set designer) Maurice Sendak dies at 83.
- The Copenhagen Philharmonic flash mobs some Peer Gynt. For a different take on advanced flash mobbing – try this.
- Hahn-Bin might be getting political with this performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.