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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 4, No. 3 Novembre / November 1998
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This Month in La Scena Musicale: November 1998, Vol. 4.  No. 3
* On the occasion of the Vienna Choir Boys' 500th anniversary tour of North America, their new artistic director Agnes Grossman talks frankly to La Scena Musicale about the problems that have plagued the once illustrious group, and her revolutionary plans to revitalize it.

* Anaïk Bernèche talks with flautist Claire Guimond of Montreal's Arion Ensemble. This fine baroque group enters its 17th season with programming for expanded forces and star soloists. Exciting projects this season include a concert tour to Western Canada and their New York City debut. The Arion Ensemble's new recording of Jean-Marie Leclair's violin and flute sonatas with violinist Monica Huggett will be released this month.

* Opera at School: La Scena Musicale's editors survey this season's lively opera offerings at Montreal-area universities. Watch for Offenbach's Les Contes de Hoffman at l'Université de Québec a Montréal; Peri's Euridice, Mozart's Così fan tutte, and Strauss's Die Fledermaus at McGill; and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor at Université de Montréal.

* Preview: Polish composer Henryk Gorecki visits Montreal in November.
* Review: Opera New Brunswick's La Bohème excites St. John.
* Book Reviews: Andre L. Pincus Tanglewood, BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide, Phil Goulding Ticket to the Opera, William Berger Wagner Without Fear.
* CD Reviews : Sony Vocal Masterworks, Bernstein West Side Story / On the Town, Piazzola. Mini-discographies: Mozart's Così fan tutte, Verdi's Don Carlos. Disc of the Month: La Belle Epoque - Melodies de Renaldo Hahn. Sony SK 60168 (Susan Graham, mezzo).
* Technology: L'enregistrement MIDI.
* Monthly Calendar, Monthly Pull-Out Calendar (in collaboration with the Conseil québécois de la musique).
* New on Free Newswire Service.

Next issue: December 1998 / January 1999. Deadline: November 17, 1999---------------------------

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