2014 has seen more opera reviews than ever on Bachtrack - 517 at the current count! It may or may not have been a year for great productions and performances, but the quality of photography from the various houses around the world frequently stuns. Enjoy some of our picture highlights below.
San Francisco based choreographer Joe Goode talks to Jaime Robles of his upcoming site specific performance Poetics of Space at the Joe Goode Annex, of his attraction to text, voice and music, and of engaging audiences differently.
Orchestras increasingly perform concerts of film music and we were interested to discover how popular these were and if their approach to playing – and recording – such music is in any way different to standard concert repertoire.
It's Beethoven's birthday, born this day (probably) in 1770. To mark the occasion, each member of the Bachtrack office has selected their favourite Beethoven work or moment... some very familiar and some a little off the beaten track!
When ‘talkies’ first started to spread their wings in the mid 1930s, a need for orchestral scores to accompany the increasing visual ambitions of the films was identified. So, who was to write this music?
Découvrez le sistre, objet sonore de l'Antiquité. Cet attribut de la déesse égyptienne Isis a servi de marqueur religieux, géographique et dynastique dans tout le bassin méditerranéen de la période gréco-romaine.
It's Hallowe'en, when things go bump in the night and 'trick or treaters' are out in force. We've put together a few musical tricks and treats to help mark the day in style. Pull the curtains, lock the door... and enjoy the ride!