W. Taitte

Stories

The Plate is the Thing

Dinner theaters offer the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the kraut.

Putting on Arias

In Texas, the fandom of the opera is surprisingly large.

Three for the Show

Fort Worth’s art museums are a bigger attraction than the stockyards and, what’s more, most art doesn’t smell.

Sweet and Low

High-brow music doesn’t have to be high priced.

High Mass

A famous conductor tries again with a recording of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and this time we think he’s got it right.

The Music Man

If James Dick has his way, the notes struck at Round Top will echo around the world.

The World‘s Best Basic Record Collection

Building a classical, rock, country, and jazz library on a budget.

The Soundness of Music

How to get cultured and stay in shape at the same time.

Keeping Up with Jones

Local boy makes good.

The Pit and the Podium

Lawrence Foster prepares for an encounter with Gustav Mahler.

Beyond the Fringe

Surprise yourself; discover the very old and the very new in classical music.

It Ain’t Necessarily So-So

New recordings of Treemonisha and Porgy and Bess will do, but on the whole we prefer Puccini.

Shoot the Piano Players

Glenn Gould and Peter Serkin have always beenn far-out, but new recordings suggest a certain mellowing.

Handel with Care

New, authentic recordings of Messiah prove that less is more.

Alley Up

Why are Houstonians starting to talk about the Alley Theater again?

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