Table Of Contents: December 2001

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Renée Fleming and Barbara Cook

Vol. 66, No. 6

Music Education in America
Opera Titles


Features
opera news Face to Face
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Renée Fleming and Broadway legend Barbara Cook compare notes, as F. PAUL DRISCOLL moderates.
opera news Projected Impact
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The once-reviled custom of titling opera-house performances has become a way of life for most companies in the U.S. BARBARA JEPSON examines how titles have changed the way we listen to - and look at - opera.
Sacred and Profane
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ROBERT BAILEY traces the influence of Bach and Handel on the musical structure of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
opera news C-Sharps by the Seashore
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Can aptitude for music be measured? Carl Emil Sjöstrand thought so. JOEL HONIG grades the psychologist's once-popular Seashore Measures of Musical Talent.
Decline and Fall
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JÖRG VON UTHMANN explains why Strauss and Hofmannsthal decided that 1860s Vienna, the glittering capital of a tarnished empire, was the perfect setting for their Arabella.
Diminuendo
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The quality and quantity of music education in America have been declining steadily for the past forty years. Can we ever regain the ground we've lost? BROOKS PETERS reports.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Sound Bites: Matthew Polenzani
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By LOUISE T. GUINTHER
Singer's Diary: Do You See What I Hear?
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By MATTHEW HEIMER
OperaWatch
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The Casts
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What to Read and Hear
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Viewpoint
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Video
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Metropolitan Opera telecast: The Met Celebrates Verdi - Part II; Stuttgart Entführung aus dem Serail on DVD; Amato: A Love Affair with Opera on PBS
Coda
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Back to the Future. By LOUISE T. GUINTHER
ChevronTexaco-Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Arabella, La Traviata, Hänsel und Gretel
Books
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Carolyn Abbate's In Search of Opera; Matthew Boyden's Icons of Opera
Dateline
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On the Beat
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Obituaries
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Publicist Alix Williamson; costumer Barbara Matera
Letters
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