In our weekly tout of the hottest shows just announced, book now to see Stephen Hawking lecture in Sydney, Germaine Greer talk art and gender, a controversial play about racial profiling, and classical music in paradise
Violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp are classical family members, but your suggestions may take a bow to other genres and pluck out many a musical gem
Andrew Clements reviews three box-sets that comprehensively chronicle Boulez’s extensive conducting career
Pierre Boulez: The Complete Columbia Album Collection(Sony Classical, 67 CDs)
Pierre Boulez: 20th Century(Deutsche Grammophon, 44 CDs)
Fellow singer Karen Cargill remembers a colleague – lost in the Germanwings disaster – who became so much more
She was the most generous spirited person I have ever met. Hysterical laughter, an obsession with all things Burberry, unadulterated passion for Bayern Munich and the warmest of hugs were things you could always be guaranteed of when you were with her. Her son and partner were her whole life. Maria Radner was my beloved friend.
I first met Maria in New York in December 2011 while we were both working on the Robert LePage production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. Along with our dear friend Heidi Melton we three became inseparable. Opera singers have to make family wherever they go as a survival mechanism for a life constantly on the road, but rarely does it mean being in each other’s pockets as we were. Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner, evening chats – that was our timetable, the three Wagneteers!
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