Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society
Stu Rosner

Handel and Haydn Society Presents Handel's "Semele"

Sunday at 7 on WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers conducts Handel's rich, sensuous tale of politics, ambition, and betrayal - his opera "Semele."

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This Week's CD of the Week

Tanya Gabrielian
William Reinert Associates

Tanya Gabrielian was a student at the Royal Academy of Music when an injury landed her in the hospital for a month. Listening to Bach during  that painful time was transformative for her as musician. In this album, she rebuilds suites by J.S. Bach using transcriptions by a colorful assortment of composers.


On the latest episode of The Answered Question, as the Boston Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017-2018 season, three members of the orchestra recall working with Leonard Bernstein, both as students and as professionals, and Music Director Andris Nelsons describes his discovery of Bernstein following the fall of the Iron Curtain.


This week: a robot conductor, a crisis coolly averted, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Need I say more?

This week's link roundup has it all: classical celebrity couples, Star Trek, bagpipes, a murder mystery... check out what happened this week on the classical internet. 

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One of the world's best-known opera stars, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has announced that she will never sing in public again — bringing a long, storied career to a close.

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