The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

Live-streaming music was only supposed to be a stopgap—it seems musicians were eager to jump into it, thinking it was only temporary. Well, now it’s the new normal, and its unsustainable. There are so many factors that make live streaming jejune, at best, and aggravation is the normal effect. The poor sound quality of most …

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From Wednesday, 7:30pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, EST, the Metropolitan Opera’s free streaming selection will be their exquisite 2016 production of Kaaija Saariaho’s beautiful opera, L’Amour de Loin. This is some seriously magical, gorgeous stuff, the kind of thing that still makes opera worthwhile in the age of an overwhelming supply of video media (you …

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Opera Philadelphia will be streaming five productions, starting Friday, May 1, and running through May 29, on their YouTube page and at operaphila.org. Like other streaming opera presenters, there’s a schedule for when each of the performances will be available: Denis & Katya (Philip Venables) , premiering May 1, 8pm, available through May 8, 7pm …

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Tonight, April 29. 7:30—Timo Andres will live stream a recital he was schedule to give at Carnegie Hall, same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel. I was planning on reviewing this, so was feeling the loss, and now some gain. Tune in at his YouTube channel above or via this link. Here’s the program, it’s the good stuff: …

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