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The Overpowering Beauty of Music at Versailles

The conductor Christophe Rousset is reinvigorating the French Baroque.<p>When, on a recent snowy day in Paris, members of the early-music ensemble Les Talens Lyriques arrived for a rehearsal at the Collège-Lycée Jacques-Decour, a secondary school near the Gare du Nord, they had to make their way …

The Arts

Guide to NS Issues • Singapore Expats

Permanent Residents<p>Second generation PRs who attain PR status through their parents are required to serve NS. However, PR can be given up at any …

Immigration

Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the Road to West Side Story

When Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins met 75 years ago, they were young men hungry for their Big Break. Little did they know their partnership would make waves for decades to come.<p>In 1947, the photographer Irving Penn made a black-and-white portrait of a young American musician. He is seated on …

The 10 Most Popular Robb Report Audio Stories from 2017

From portable Bluetooth speakers to towering floor-standing loudspeakers, 2017 had something for every sort of audiophile.<p>2017 was a big year for …

Vinyl Records, SACDs, DVD Audio, Audiophile Equipment

Audiophile

Best Budget French Restaurants in Paris

Paris has more restaurants per square foot than you can muster. When you're on a budget and can't afford to fork out a fortune for a meal in a high …

France

Neil Diamond Is So Good! So Good! So Good!

A head-in-the-clouds look back at the gang brawls, austere dirges, and arena shows that made an American icon.<p>In 1962, a young songwriter who performed under the name Neil Diamond, and in fact was born with the name Neil Diamond, began a job at a small publishing company called Sunbeam, in a …

Neil Diamond

Production Photos from the Zurich Opera's Wozzeck with Christian Gerhaher

Spoiled by a masterful, cinematic production by Andreas Kriegenburg for the Munich State Opera, I was trying not to expect all that much – and …

Merula - Ciaconna for Two Violins and Basso Continuo

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An Odd Couple: Samuel Beckett & Buster Keaton

A noted film archivist's NOTFILM presents his meditation on one of the most surprising of cinema collaborations: Samuel Beckett's only film, starring …

Samuel Beckett

These are the songs playing in your hospital’s operating room — doctor’s orders

Dr. Sunit Das is prepping for surgery.<p>He ties on his mask, studies images of his patient’s brain and, just as crucially, sets his playlist.<p>Like a …

7 developments that will change the face of Melbourne by 2027

Australia’s fastest-growing capital city is set to take over Sydney by the 2030s. To cope with Melbourne’s expansion (as well as a changing climate), …

Australia

Contracorriente de Javier Fuentes Leon DVD Outplay

Critiques de la presse<p>"On a beau chercher, on ne voit pas en 2011, si ce n’est encore plus loin dans le temps, de film d’amour susceptible de …

Cinéma

Giacomo Puccini - Messa di Gloria for solo voices, choir and orchestra

Stunning philosophical sci-fi was perfected in 1979 with Tarkovsky’s Stalker

Gorgeous, slow, and deeply meditative, it turns the mirror onto the viewer’s heart.<p><i>Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What you can count on is a weekend watch that sheds new light on the week that</i> …

Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the greatest composer of all?

David Vickers talks to leading Mozartians – including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington and …

Flute

Orfeo ed Euridice - Titles

Christoph Gluck <i>Orfeo ed Euridice</i> opera to a libretto in Italian by Ranieri de' Calzabigi (Vienna version from 1762). Directed 2013 by Ondřej Havelka …

The Arts

Ten of the Best Cinematographers of All Time

While the director and stars of a film are typically the names most people call to mind when they think of it, the cinematographer is one of the most …

Interview: Lucrecia Martel - Film Comment

By Amy Taubin in the July/August 2009 Issue<p>This interview took place in October 2008, when Martel was in New York for the screening of <i>The Headless</i> …

Kathryn Bigelow

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

Filmmaking

Simon Rattle’s job title has less clout than a viscountcy

The new music director of the LSO may think he has more control than his predecessors but, like all orchestral music directors these days, he has no power<p>Much fuss has been made of the title given to Sir Simon Rattle on arrival at the London Symphony Orchestra. Unlike his LSO predecessors — Valery …

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