Warsaw 1947: An American architect’s photos
Henry N. Cobb was part of a group of architects called in to explore the war-wasted city. Watch his riveting images. Read more here.
You sang it wrong at the Seder
These are some of the earliest known notations. h/t Joel Cohen. All together now: Chad gad-ya… Read more here.
These string girls play it the hard way
And you thought Hamburg was all about Brahms…
When amateur musicians join a pro orchestra
Fascinating experiment in Columbus, Ohio. More should try it.
German opera chief quits over 3m cuts
Axel Köhler has quit as intendant of Halle Opera after having 3 million Euros slashed from his purse and being ordered to cut 113 jobs. Here’s his letter.
Baritone is in hospital after accident in Boheme
Peter McGillivray is undergoing surgery today after a freak accident during a performance of Boheme at Manitoba Opera. Here’s his account: For the benefit of those in more easterly time zones, a short note to let you know that I’m in hospital in Winnipeg this morning awaiting orthopaedic surgery to reattach my tendon to my […]
A Polish bass-baritone has departed
Arkadiusz Burski has died in Switzerland, where he taught for 20 years and founded the Polmusic agency. Before that, he performed widely in Poland and Italy. The death was announced on his facebook site.
Jonas Kaufmann: My marriage is over
There had been rumours around for a while that all was not well chez Kaufmann. Now he’s confirmed the split on his site: Separation Margarete Joswig and Jonas Kaufmann would like to communicate hereby that they have separated. Very sad. Many thought them the perfect pair.
Slipped Disc is on the move
In the past two days, more than 248,200 people from all over the world chose to read stories on Slipped Disc. Over the past six months, the site has averaged over a million readers a month, and rising. We are amazed and grateful for your interest. These statistics represent a community above and beyond anything […]
Save a life: support this label chief
Rebecca Allen, head of Decca, is running in Sunday’s London Marathon. She has told us why before. Here’s how, and it hurts. Make it worth Becky’s while by giving generously to MacMillan Cancer Support. Match Slipped Disc’s gift. Please. So my last run in the build up to The 2014 London Marathon has been […]