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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Benjamin Britten’s take on Shakespeare’s seminal comedy comes to life in a brand new production.English may not be nearly as popular as Italian, German or French in the world of opera, but there are more productions than most assume. Fortunately, the Theater an der Wien has sought to emphasize that, offering a brand new production of Benjamin Britten’s A...
The legend and Nobel laureate continues his never ending tour with his first triple album.One of the most important and influential performers of the 20th century, Bob Dylan emerged from the 1960s American counterculture as one of its most dominant voices. His influence over the modern music scene and pop culture has been immense, leaving an indelible mark on...
Thoughts about music in a raucous world and International Noise Awareness Day.The concert halls in Vienna are phenomenal spaces. You might think I’m talking about the music. But what flabbergasts me is how quiet they are. There is no air-conditioning rumble, no sudden siren from the street. I love listening to their silence, to the wondrous moment of noiseless...
Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu, the masters of stoner rock return with a fuzzy new album.One of stoner rock’s most celebrated names, Fu Manchu and their distortion-heavy, driven sound and carefree lyrics about muscle cars, skateboarding science fiction and women have made them heroes among fans of the genre. Formed in 1985 as a hardcore band in Southern California, the quartet has...
hilary hahn
The Texan orchestra makes its Vienna debut alongside a star soloist.Fresh off winning a Grammy this year for their rendition of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, the Houston Symphony orchestra is making its first appearance in Vienna as part of a European Tour. To celebrate the Leonard Bernstein centennial, the ensemble of 88 will perform pieces from Bernstein’s musical On The...
slick rick
One of hip-hop’s founding fathers, Slick Rick weaves stories out of street life.A legend in his own time, Slick Rick is a name revered among the old-school hip-hop crowd, hailed as an inspiration for the likes of OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Nas and Eminem. Yet to a wider audience, the self-proclaimed “Ruler” Slick Rick may be the greatest artist they’ve...
cuarteto casals
Some might find it astonishing that the string quartets by Beethoven continue to be a defining edifice in the music world.But once again, there is proof of their endurance: The Cuarteto Casals has chosen to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an international concert tour of the complete set, performed over two weekends in six concerts. Vienna’s turn to hear...
pokey lafarge
The retro virtuoso uses his classic sound to express everyday blues.Combining new and old, singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge channels contemporary and personal issues into his latest release, Manic Revelations. Illinois-born and St. Louis-based, LaFarge’s visual and musical style is a throwback to 1920s-30s Americana spiced with hints of swing and soul; a sonic scrapbook of bygone genres.Debuting over 10 years...
grandmaster flash
The music legend throws an audio-visual block party for the history of Hip Hop.With Hip Hop entering something resembling maturity, it pays to remember its roots – those heady days when pioneering musicians were still defining the genre. Fortunately, the seminal founding father Grandmaster Flash is holding a master class with his latest event Hip Hop, People, Places and...
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