Help Wanted: Top Five Conductor Vacancies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Opportunity abounds for the ambitious maestro. A number of prestigious jobs are available right now and in in the near future, though more than a few have serious strings attached.


Five Works about Sheep & Goats to Ring in the Lunar New Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year to ewe! To celebrate, here are five works featuring these auspicious animals.

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Top 5 Classical Cameos on Film

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In honor of Hollywood’s big night and our love of classical music, here are our five favorite movie cameos by famous musicians.

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Five Buzz-Worthy Debuts and Premieres in the Next 12 Months

Friday, February 06, 2015

We’ve combed through the last half of the 2014–15 season and announcements for the 2015–16 one, to find five of the most anticipated debuts and premieres.

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Five Futuristic Musical Instruments That Are Now Real

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Here are five high-tech instruments that seem to come straight out of a science fiction movie. Will these become the norm?

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Top Five Misbehaving Fictional Maestros

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The rabble-rousing fictional conductors in the Amazon Prime series "Mozart in the Jungle" follow a notorious tradition going back to "Seinfeld" and "Bugs Bunny."

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5 Independent Music Shops in NYC That Have Beaten the Odds

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Strolling down 48th or 58th streets has become less musical, the result of rising rents and online shopping. However, there are mom and pop instrument stores fighting the changing tides.

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Top 5 Club Nights for Classical Music

Friday, November 21, 2014

With the New York launch of a new classical music club night series, the field of concerts in non-traditional music is growing. Here are five standouts.


5 Ways to Know You're a Child of 1980s Classical Music

Friday, November 14, 2014

The 1980s broke down barriers in music. Rockers tried to cross into classical music, Andre Previn went jazz (again) and "Sesame Street" was a platform for classical artists.

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Five Amazing Links Between Music and Biology

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 While the natural world has been a muse to composers, music in return has proven a boon to plants. We unearthed our following top five examples of how they relate.

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Five Notable Artists Who Moonlighted as 'Wedding Singers'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

While Yo-Yo Ma didn't bring his cello to his daughter's wedding, here are five weddings where extraordinary musicians did perform.

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Top 5 Classical Music and Dance Collaborations This Fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This fall, a substantial number of projects being presented in New York offer potential excitement for both for both dance and music lovers, including these five.

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Top Five Works That Celebrate Scotland

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Since the 17th century Scotland has inspired composers both within and outside of its borders, including these five great works.

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Top 5 Storylines For Classical Music This Fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After a tumultuous summer for classical music fans, this fall already promises to throw a few curveballs our way.

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Five Notable Debuts to Catch in Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

As the new season begins, a new crop of musicians will introduce themselves to New York audiences. Here are five anticipated recital debuts over the next few months.

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Top 5 Infamous Classical Music Performances on 'The Simpsons'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Looking back at the history of the show, we’ve ranked five notorious classical music performances.

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Five Colorful Australian Composers You Should Know

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The recent death of the composer Peter Sculthorpe has prompted remembrances of his music, which often reflected his native Australia. With that in mind, here are five of the country’s most notable composers.


Top 5 Operas That Bury the Hatchet

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Blogger Amanda Angel collects the top 5 reconciliations in opera as New York fans of the opera await a resolution to The Met's labor negotiations.

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Five Musical Pastiches to Hear at the 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This year’s Mostly Mozart Festival includes performances of works based on Mozart’s output and works that Mozart arranged by others.


Five Notable Classical Musicians Who Served in World War I

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Several promising talents died at the front in World War I, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians who served.

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