Memorization can liberate a performer, but it can also inhibit them, creating an unnecessary fear of forgetting the music.
The Metropolitan Opera has now reached tentative labor agreements with all of its remaining unions.
Two men were charged on Friday with murder in the death of Mary Whitaker, a violinist who performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and other New York ensembles.
Listen to the BBC Philharmonic's Proms performance, featuring two of Sibelius's most popular pieces with two lesser-known British works. John Storgårds conducts.
Even as women have achieved growing parity in the ranks of professional musicians, their numbers are noticeably small in one key area: the composers whose works are performed.
As Scotland debates secession, Nicola Benedetti celebrates its musical heritage. Plus a new take on Fauré's Requiem.
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