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This Week in Music History: The premiere of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1607)

Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo isn’t the first opera. But it’s remarkably close.

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A few minutes with composer Camille Pépin

Camille Pépin's Autumn Rhythm was premiered (6 times!) at the International Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition yesterday. She spoke with us just before the big day...

Raphaël Pichon on Monteverdi’s Vespers, the seventeenth century, and the current musical landscape

Raphaël Pichon © François Sechet Hailed by many as the face of the new generation of young...

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Around the World in 80 Pieces

Figaro entertains us from Seville, we wait anxiously for Pinkerton to return with Butterfly in Nagasaki, and we venture deep into the Underworld with Orpheus. Chopin's mazurkas transport us to a Polish village, and Dvorak's Slavonic dances pull us into Bohemian history. With classical music as our travel guide, let's see if we can make it around the world in 80 pieces...

What stories make the best operas?

There are certain things that every opera needs to have. One is brilliant music, of course. And another is an enthralling plot. But where do opera’s stories come from?

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