Read James Conlon’s latest blog for Musical America titled Political Walls, Cultural Emissaries.
“Classical music and ballet unite human beings not only across geographic and political borders, but also across the centuries. Music is healing and salutary for the human spirit.”
James revisits and expands on an article written for Opera News in 1994, on the occasion of the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Dimitri Shostakovich’s opera.
Read James’ Keynote Address presented at the symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences” by the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School, now on his Musical America blog.