Richard Wagner

Even the music in The Last Jedi is weirdly subversive

John Williams’ score is one of the definitive elements of <i>Star Wars’</i> legacy. His melodies have become inseparable from all parts of the <i>Star Wars</i> saga, …

Star Wars

Now we’re all grappling with Weinstein, can we find some redemption in Wagner?

8:00, 10th January 2018<p>At the height of the Harvey Weinstein episode – by which I mean a few weeks after the first flush of revelations, when both …

Classical Music

Daily Download: Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Act II Finale

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018/01/10/daily-download-richard-wagner--siegfried-act-ii-finale<p>Get a free MP3 of Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Act …

Classical Music

You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place

Yes, they are very real in Scotland.<p>The Scottish are known for their adoration of myths and legends: ghosts, witches, magic, water monsters, and more fairy folk. The magical unicorn is perhaps their most beloved, particularly because it’s the country’s national animal.<p>Despite modern depictions of a …

Europe

Celebrating the art of film music

The music to James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars films is immediately recognizable, even if one doesn't know the names of the …

Stanley Kubrick

Conrad Black: Was Canada 150 'a bust'? Heroic Canada actually has lots to celebrate

It is a duty to take issue with Charlotte Gray’s dismal farewell to Canada’s sesquicentennial year in the Globe and Mail of Dec. 30. She explained …

Canada

Marijuana Business Magazine - January 2017

North Dakota The health department accepted requests for propos- als for a traceability system to help monitor the state’s impending medical …

Cannabis

My Europe – We must remain vigilant!

The year 2016 angered many. Now, as 2017 comes to a close, anger has given away to a sense of fatigue. DW guest columnist Krsto Lazarevic warns we've …

World News

Selley: Stephen Harper left the Supreme Court much as he found it — unfortunately for conservatives

When Stephen Harper appointed Richard Wagner to the Supreme Court in 2012, the media described him as a “small-C conservative.” He was the son of …

Canada

China’s Shenyang fulfils dream of singing Wagner in Hong Kong performance

When Shenyang goes on stage at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on Thursday, the Chinese bass-baritone will fulfil a long-held dream: to take on a …

Orchestras

The Unlikely Kinship of “Bambi” and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”

Before there was “Maus,” there were the “Mouse Folk.” Or, more precisely, fifty-six years before Art Spiegelman drew Jews as mice in his family memoir, Franz Kafka played with the associations between Jews and mice in the last story he wrote, “Josephine, the Singer, or the Mouse Folk,” which was …

Culture

Canadian politics 2017: The year in 12 chapters

Morneau’s tax turmoil, two new opposition leaders, border-crossing refugees, Indigenous issues, and coping with a Diet Coke-chugging president<p>During …

Canada

Has secularism gone too far?

The first time I saw the ad, my first thought was: This is ridiculous.<p>“This is not about a class,” a buff, sweaty athlete says, over dramatic piano …

Harvard

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about storms

This meteorological mashup contains shades of Deep Purple, Wagnerian winter and a Jamaican hurricane warning<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of</b> …

Music

You Can Sleep In Luxury Hotels—Where Stravinsky And Wagner Once Stayed Photos

If the walls of Amsterdam’s Conservatorium Hotel could talk, they’d have a lot to say—or perhaps, to sing. Located in the heart of the city’s museum district, the five-star property (a member of The Set Hotels group and Leading Hotels of the World) is steeped in classical-music history. A hulking …

Hotels

This Immense, Fairy-Tale Castle was Built for One Person

The “fairy-tale” king built a dazzling site with a curious history.<p>High in the Alpine foothills of Germany sits one of the most iconic castles in Europe. The “fairy-tale” king, Ludwig II of Bavaria, built this dazzling Neuschwanstein palace to withdraw from public life after losing his power in the …

Europe

What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

<i>We’re away until January 3, but we’re reposting some of our favorite pieces from 2017. Enjoy your holiday!</i><p>Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Caravaggio, Floyd Mayweather, though if we …

Woody Allen

Justin Trudeau to visit India in 2018: Indian news report

OTTAWA—An Indian news outlet is reporting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit India in February and may pay a visit to the Punjab region’s …

Canada

L.A. Phil Closes the Year with a Big, Bright Orange Bang of Bruckner and Mozart

Aside from a stage manager who briefly prowled the stage in red, oversize wooden elf shoes, there was no hint of oppressive holiday cheer inside the …

Los Angeles

Welcome to Ottawa, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson!

Tillerson visits the capital — Trudeau on CHOM FM — ‘Milestone’ in Irving ship construction to be celebrated — New data on non-resident real estate …

Canada

Richard Wagner sworn in as chief justice of Supreme Court of Canada

Richard Wagner has officially taken the helm at Canada's highest court.<p>The Quebec jurist was sworn in today as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada at a short ceremony at Rideau Hall.<p>Wagner takes over from Beverley McLachlin, who retired Friday after serving for 17 years as chief and a …

News

Politics Briefing: What all the parties could agree on this year

<b>Good morning,</b><p><i>It's been a long year. Before the Politics Briefing goes on hiatus for the holidays, we thought we'd highlight some of the positive stories from 2017 that make us hopeful for the new year. Got any suggestions? Let us know.</i><p>Parliament is based on an adversarial relationship between a …

Canada

Richard Wagner sworn in as new Supreme Court chief justice

OTTAWA -- Richard Wagner has officially taken the helm at Canada's highest court.<p>The Quebec jurist was sworn in today as chief justice of the Supreme …

Opera

Richard Wagner to be sworn in as Canada's new chief justice

Quebec jurist succeeds Beverley McLachlin to preside over Supreme Court of Canada<p>Quebec jurist Richard Wagner will be sworn in as Canada's new chief …

Canada

Morning Brief: Trudeau & Co fan out across the country

<b>Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by Renewable Industries Canada. The Truth Matters: Biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are the fastest and</b> …

Canada

Richard Wagner sworn in as chief justice of the Supreme Court

OTTAWA—Richard Wagner has officially taken the helm at Canada’s highest court.<p>The Quebec jurist was sworn in today as chief justice of the Supreme …

Opera

Richard Wagner Officially Sworn In As Canada's New Chief Justice

OTTAWA — Richard Wagner has officially taken the helm at Canada's highest court.<p>The Quebec jurist was sworn in today as chief justice of the Supreme …

Opera

Evening Brief: Death stats and newsmakers

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. CPA Canada champions the Canadian ideal of good business</b> …

Canada

PM hits the pre-holiday hustings in Montreal as Hill security hit the Canada 150 hockey rink

New chief justice to be sworn in — Fresh cash infusion for ocean protection — Ministers hit the pre-holiday good news circuit<p>Good morning!<p>With the …

Canada

Richard Wagner sworn in as Supreme Court's chief justice

Richard Wagner has officially taken the helm at Canada’s highest court.<p>The Quebec jurist was sworn in today as chief justice of the Supreme Court of …

Opera