Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Though he is in line to become one of the most visible figures in classical music Kirill Petrenko is still a mystery to most audiences.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
As you plan your summer reading, there are several new biographies and memoirs written about and by musicians to dive into over the next few months.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Even before it was unveiled Tristan had attained a legendary status, and through its history, it has maintained its mysterious aura. Here are five juicy tidbits.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Tuesday marks the 150th birthday of Denmark’s most important composer, Carl Nielsen, and numerous organizations are marking the occasion. Here are five highlights.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Little has changed in piano design over the past century and a half, but over that time several distinguished pianists have tinkered with the instrument to serve their needs.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As the weather heats up, so do travel schedules for a number of performers on the summer festival circuit. These five are among the busiest.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
As the 2014-15 season comes to a close, a number of inventive projects have brought forth some inspiring ideas for the future of classical music. Here are five highlights.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Rather than just treat Mom to brunch this Sunday, serenade her with one of a number of classical music performances around the city. Here are five options, plus WQXR's on-air plans.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
From the King's Singers to Bobby McFerrin, here are five impressive a cappella and vocal arrangements of classical standards.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
In honor of April being International Guitar Month, we’ve collected our five favorite compositions featuring the electric guitar.
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Happy Chinese New Year to ewe! To celebrate, here are five works featuring these auspicious animals.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.