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Review: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, 'Landfall'

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific natural disaster that no one would care to relive, except perhaps for the brilliant polymath Laurie Anderson . In Landfall , her 70-minute multimedia piece featuring the Kronos Quartet , she doesn't revisit the storm so much as ruminate – sometimes with dry wit – on the idea of how we handle loss...

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In a suit filed Friday by the Metropolitan Opera, five men have made newly public accusations against conductor and pianist James Levine, who was closely associated with the Met for four decades. In total, nine men have now come forward, either by name or anonymously, with accusations against Levine.

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Note: This recital has been rescheduled for February 20 at 8:30 p.m.

In advance of her faculty recital today in the MU School of Music's Whitmore Recital Hall, Dr. Eli (ELL-ee) Lara was a guest on Mizzou Music. The cello faculty sat down and talked with Trevor Harris about her favored repertoire for solo cello and the tragic backstory of Erwin Schulhoff, whose Duo for violin and cello, she will perform this Sunday afternoon with the School of Music's assistant professor of violin, Julie Rosenfeld.


Amy I-Lin Cheng

A pair of visiting musicians were recent guests on Mizzou Music. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris talked with Amy I-Lin Cheng and Daniel Schene in advance of their Columbia recitals.


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Soprano Christine Seitz teaches voice majors in her role as director of the voice area in the MU School of Music. She then puts those young voices to the test as director of Show-Me Opera at MU. Seitz was profiled on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

Three members of the Missouri Quintet were guests on Mizzou Music. Alice Dade, Leigh Munoz and Dan Willett shared the group's history on campus and looked ahead to Monday's recital.


Michiko Saiki

Tubist Aaron Hynds performed with electro-acoustic tuba in MU's Whitmore Recital Hall earlier this week. Hynds and MU New Music Initiative Managing Director Jacob Gotlib previewed the recital for this week's episode of Mizzou Music.

Rachel Hahn

Every semester, the Community Music Program of the MU School of Music ushers in a new cadre of students eager to experience piano. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music PhD student Rachel Hahn discussed the range of new students she sees and hears each semester.


MU School of Music

On this week's Mizzou Music, Paul Crabb talked the University Singers winter tour that kicks off next week here in Columbia.


MU School of Music

Students everywhere are busy wrapping up their fall semester. The current semester has been an especially busy one for scholars and faculty in the MU School of Music. The director of the school, Julia Gaines, was a guest on Mizozu Music recently. She recalled highlights from the current semester.


Kerry Hirth

Thanks to local painter Kerry Hirth, we are able to offer you our new mug featuring original art inspired by classical music. The mug is a cool, new thank-you gift available during our fall membership drive!

Peter Ferry

Alarm Will Sound returns to Columbia's Missouri Theater for a free concert this Wednesday evening at 7:00 Their music director Alan Pierson was a recent guest on Mizzou Music. He shared the sinfonietta's origin story, his clarity about where the band is headed and addressed classical listeners' fears of modern music.

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