Friday at 9 pm, WQXR brings you the first in a series of performances from the 2014 BBC Proms festival in London. The concert features the Proms debut of the China Philharmonic.
The Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the Bach specialist-turned-Mozartian Angela Hewitt and the conductor Leonard Slatkin have new releases that we're featuring all this week.
This Monday marks the 100th anniversary of when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Several promising talents died at the front, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians.
The Met's union negotiations will enter a tension-filled new phase on Friday when lawyers for management and orchestra musicians return to the bargaining table for the first time since early May.
Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week.
A Seattle theater troupe is defending Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado over charges that the operetta perpetuates racial caricatures.
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