Thursday, July 24, 2014
Becoming an expert takes more than practice, according to a new scientific paper. In fact, success mostly reflects other factors, like innate talent, age or competition experience.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Outdoor summer concerts present many hazards: relentless mosquitoes, noisy airplanes, chatty audiences, and stages baked by the afternoon sun. In this podcast, hear stories from the trenches.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We're halfway into 2014 and opera has already worked its way into three of the year's biggest athletic events. In this podcast, two opera-watchers tell us what they think is driving the phenomenon, plus what's worked and what hasn't.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's decision last week to drop its HD and radio broadcasts of The Death of Klinghoffer continues to draw strong responses.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Some have called the Met's decision to cancel broadcasts of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer sensible; others have said it showed a lack of courage of artistic convictions.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
As the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss arrives, our latest podcast considers the composer's activities under the Nazi regime, and how his later works should be judged.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Four years ago, the Cleveland Orchestra saw aging fans as a significant concern and set itself an ambitious goal. Here's how it happened.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Only about four percent of American orchestra musicians are black and Latino, a number that has changed little in recent history.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Encores are a form of spontaneous expression in concerts but to some observers, they are maddeningly routine and uninspired. In this week's Conducting Business, hear how the tradition can be revitalized.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Why would the Berlin Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and Daniel Barenboim start their own record labels in this day and age? You won't believe what three experts have to say.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In a bid to attract a new and younger audience, the Denver-based orchestra has announced "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," four marijuana-themed concerts.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
New Federal rules aimed at protecting Africa's endangered elephants are sending shock waves through parts of the music world. Hear why in this podcast.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
J&R has apparently gone the way of Tower Records, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sam Goody and other brick-and-mortar shops in New York. As Record Store Day returns, here's where classical shoppers can turn.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Only a small handful of American works are staples of the orchestra repertoire. Some feel this not just an oversight, but a disgrace.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
When San Diego Opera decided suddenly to fold after 49 years in business, it declined to consider alternative business models to stay afloat, according to the city's leading music and arts critic.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sharleen Joynt, a Canadian soprano who is currently an understudy at the Met, talks about how a stint on ABC's "The Bachelor" involved a tricky set of personal and career trade-offs.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Some institutions of higher musical learning are trying to bring academic training closer to job market realities. Here's how.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
As the LA Phil arrives in New York, its music director, Gustavo Dudamel, faces an increasingly difficult political situation back in his native Venezuela.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
According to an audit by the New York State Comptroller, many city schoolkids do not receive the required amount of hours of instruction or are taught by non-certified teachers.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
While the Vienna Philharmonic has confronted its Nazi-era activities, questions remain about its lack of present-day diversity.