Thursday, July 24, 2014
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Before heading out to the beach or leaving for summer vacation, here are four new books and one e-book of interest to classical music and opera fans to take along for the trip.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
As Germany and Argentina prepare for the championship match, we’ve collected five works that would adequately celebrate the new victors.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Composers from Stravinsky to Puccini and Ives have reinterpreted American patriotic anthems. In honor of Independence Day, here are five of our favorite classical takes on classic American songs.
Friday, June 20, 2014
If Sir Mix-A-Lot's recent appearance with the Seattle Symphony seemed like the ultimate in odd crossover pairings, think again. Here are five essential hip-hop/classical music mashups.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
On June 12, the 2014 World Cup will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring several global pop acts. But no Brazilian classical music has been announced. Here are five suggestions.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
As the New York Philharmonic launches its first biennial, in what promises to be an important showcase for new music every two years, here are five established festivals it joins as new music incubators.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
This summer, millions of travelers will head to North America's most spectacular destinations, and more than a few will be bringing their instruments. Here are five scenic standouts.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
In honor of Mother's Day, we're recognizing five moms who through their unflagging support and devotion shaped the future of classical music.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair David Lang is overseeing a concert series called Collected Stories. Here are five other composers who made music a storytelling medium.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
From "Nymphomaniac" to "Eyes Wide Shut," filmmakers have often mined the classical canon for music to match their erotic subject matter. Here are our five best examples.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
These five works all show their composers at the height of their powers, even though they all would pass on shortly thereafter.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Most classical album covers consist of three things: The artist, the work and the composer. So when something comes out that breaks away from the norm, it creates attention.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
For some concertgoers, the concert hall a last bastion of decorum, but for others it’s an anachronism needing to loosen up. Here are five hotly debated subjects of concert etiquette.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The fascination with the interiors of well-known artists' homes is nothing new, and possessions of long-deceased composers still captivate thousands of tourists who visit their former homes each year.
Monday, March 10, 2014
With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world’s eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea. Here are five noteworthy artists from the country.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Blogger Amanda Angel has had just about enough of this winter. She has gathered five works that best describe this brutally cold season.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Soprano Angela Meade has been noted for the ease with which she conquers coloratura vocal flourishes and trills. In this video, she reveals her five favorite bel canto arias.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
With the 2014 Winter Games starting this week, and figure skating inevitably at the center of the action, we’re celebrating our five best uses of classical music in Olympic skating performances.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
It’s not just the Seattle Seahawks or the skiers at the Sochi Olympics who like to win. Many classical composers were athletes, too. Here are our top five athletic composers.