Review: Bard Festival Salutes Carlos Chávez

The New York Times By Vivien Schweitzer August 10, 2015 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — In an article in 1940 in The New York Times the Mexican composer Carlos Chávez wrote that “the folk-music MORE





Renegades

The New Yorker By Alex Ross August 10, 2015 The next weekend, Bard College presented something even rarer—Ethel Smyth’s 1906 opera, “The Wreckers.” Here was another renegade, not least in MORE





Revealing A Great Work

ConcertoNet By Michael Johnson August 2015 Leon Botstein’s latest resurrected opera for Bard Summerscape is Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, first performed in Dresden (in German) in 1906, and then in MORE





Carlos Chávez, Mexican Modernist

The New York Times By William Robin July 30, 2015 “European musicians are of the worst kind,” the composer Carlos Chávez declared in a 1931 letter. “Conductors, pianists, violinists, singers and MORE





‘The Wreckers’ a Monumental Revelation

The Boston Musical Intelligencer By Liane Curtis July 25, 2015 The US-staged premiere of Ethel Smyth’s 1906 opera The Wreckers at the Fisher Center as part of Bard Summerscape made a strong MORE