01 Mar 2006
Juilliard Receives Music Manuscript Collection
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
By DANIEL J. WAKIN [NY Times, 1 March 2006]
A publicity-shy billionaire and hedge fund manager who secretly amassed a trove of precious music manuscripts has donated them to the Juilliard School, Juilliard said yesterday. The gift is one of the largest of its kind by a private collector to an institution.