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Have Projected Titles Really Been Good For Opera?

Projected titles, or surtitles, have been widely praised for making opera more accessible. But blogger Fred Plotkin questions whether they've improperly shifted the focus.

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Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2015

Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.

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Watch: Emanuel Ax Demoted to Mere 'Accompanist' in Prank Video

The pianist Emanuel Ax – or "Yo-Yo Ma's accompanist" – is asked about awards he didn't win and the various "songs" that he performs.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Bryce Dessner's Mesmerizing Inventions for So Percussion

When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.