Classical Guide

Ball im Savoy: Komische Oper Berlin, © Photo: Iko Freese Classical Guide / Classical World

Neither a fully-sung drama, nor a play with added songs, but combining the best of both worlds, operetta is often unfairly overlooked or dismissed, but offers an ideal introduction to the conventions of classical music theater for the novice, or simply a charmingly light-hearted night out for the aficionado.

Bassoon and Bocal © Photo: Scott Wolford Classical Guide / Classical World

There’s more to the classical music repertoire than just the usual keys and strings. We would like to take a moment to spotlight a few of the unsung instrument heroes of the ensemble and their place in classical music history.

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