Hermathena

Selected items from Hermathena, a scholarly journal of classics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Did Mrs. Bach Write the Cello Suites?

A new documentary film Written by Mrs. Bach suggests that the composer’s second wife is the author of his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello & other works.

The Origins of Halloween

Halloween history and ethnography.

The Death of Klinghoffer: John Adams’ Opera Sparks Protest at the Met

The Death of Klinghoffer, The opera accused of promoting terrorism and anti-Semitism, has been dubbed "The Terror Opera" in some corners of the press.

New Mozart Manuscript Discovered in Budapest

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's manuscripts were recently discovered by Balazs Mikusi at the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest

Artist Residency on a Cargo Ship?

Container, an artist residency program is funded by Worldwide Storefront, a New York-based nonprofit.

“Carmen” Gets Detention for Smoking

The Western Australian Opera Company has postponed its planned 2015 production of Bizet's Opera Carmen over worry that it glamourizes smoking.

Stephen Paulus, American Composer, Dies

Composer Stephen Paulus has died at the age of 65.

A New Flannery O’Connor Archive Goes to Emory

Flannery O'Connor's archive is now available to students and scholars—along with 30 boxes filled with letters, journals, drafts, juvenilia, and other personal effects at Emory University's Rare Book Library (MARBL).

Will the Fall of Cable Mean Darker TV?

Last week, HBO and CBS both announced plans for stand-alone online services, leading to much chatter about the end of cable TV as we know it.