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Who’s getting tarred?

No industry has been more of a closed and creaky old white boys club than classical music. Things are grudgingly changing now that the Western canon appears to be on its deathbed, but, according to research by the League of American Orchestras, “Women conductors are still rare, especially in the high-status position of music director.” […]

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Tár is mesmerizing. Cate Blanchett’s masterful performance captivates the screen for nearly three hours as the principal character precipitously heads toward her downfall or strings together her magnum opus.