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Author Archive | Karen Linton

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Manon, & The Opera Review

“The chief splendor of the evening came from the singers. Baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer turned Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, into a complex dramatic figure, a louche gambler and seducer who appeared to be making moves on his cousin when he meets her at the Inn in Act I.” To read the entirety of the Opera News article, […]

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Christmas fills the world

Christmas Fills the World ~ New Carol

For nearly the past thirty years our family has had a custom of gathering together on Christmas Eve and singing a new carol.  Sometimes the carols were new tunes to existing texts (as with the carol “Sanders”, a setting of John Donne’s poem “Nativity”) but sometimes Joseph Bottum provided me with a new poem as well […]

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Today, November 23, is Krzysztof Penderecki’s 82nd birthday.  While can be argued that he is our greatest living composer (only Boulez might challenge him in that position) there’s no doubt that he is our most influential; even if you’ve never heard any of his music if you’ve seen a horror movie from the last thirty years the terrifying, […]

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Cody Franchetti & Michael Linton

Seven Franchetti Songs

The Seven Franchetti Songs are very much a child of the web.  For several years I volunteered for Catherine Austin Fitts as a producer for her Solari Report, a subscriber based weekly podcast of financial news and the politics that impact financial markets.  Each report featured a guest who Catherine interviewed, the guests ranging from […]

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