Top Five Encores that Overshadowed the Performance

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.

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Top Five Pieces to Raise the Dead (or Undead)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It’s not pure coincidence that classical composers wind up on soundtracks to horror flicks and slasher movies. Their music can raise the hairs of listeners even without scary special effects.

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Five Musical Talks to Hear This Fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

As we reach the heart of the fall season, a lot of verbiage will be created around the musical topics. Here are five venues to catch these discussions over the next several weeks.

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Five New York City Opera Productions That Made History

Thursday, October 03, 2013

New York City Opera filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Thursday, beginning the formal process of dissolving the company and paying off millions of dollars to a range of creditors.

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Top Five Google Doodles on a Classical Theme

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Over the past 10 years, the company’s insignia has been adapted to honor a number of our favorite composers and musical innovators. We selected our five favorite illustrations.

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Top Five Most Eccentric Crossover Duets

Friday, September 20, 2013

Well before Oscar Madison mussed up Felix Ungar’s spotless existence, odd couplings have provided the inspiration for surprising theater, dance, film and music. Here are the top five strangest pairings.

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Top Five Key Dates to Mark on the Calendar this Fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

The start of the 2013-14 season is filled with question marks. Some point to the uncertainty of the future of classical music; others anticipate what we hope will be triumphant returns.

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Top Five New or Refreshed Concert Venues for Fall 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

As the city’s opera houses and concert halls get ready to for the 2013-14 season, here are five venues to make sure to add to your list in the coming months.

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Top Five Odd and Little-Known Facts about Westchester Music History

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Now that WQXR is expanding its reach into Westchester with WQXW 90.3FM, we're familiarizing ourselves with the 'hood. Here are five people and things that have enriched the area.

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Top Five Cookbooks For Classical Music Fans

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cookbooks have long appealed to classical music and opera buffs who know their way around the kitchen, or are just curious what renowned musicians cook when not touring. Here are five standouts.

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Top Five Most Disruptive Five Natural Disasters in Classical Music

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This summer's heat has been disruptive but even when concerts are indoors, Mother Nature can wreak havoc. Here are our top five most disruptive natural disasters in recent memory.

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Louis Langrée Picks Beethoven’s Five Most Mysterious Compositions

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This season, the Mostly Mozart Festival's music director, Louis Langrée, has Beethoven on his mind. He talks about which of the composer’s works are the most mysterious to him.

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Top Five Late Night Show Appearences By Classical and Opera Stars

Thursday, July 18, 2013

It’s always an unexpected treat when opera or classical music makes its way onto late night television shows. Amanda Angel shares her favorite top five appearances.

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Top Five Reasons Why The Proms is the Greatest Classical Music Festival On Earth

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BBC Radio 3 host Clemency Burton-Hill shares her top five reasons why The Proms is the greatest classical music festival.

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Top Five Pieces That Helped to Spark Revolutions

Friday, July 12, 2013

The recent uprising in Egypt prompt us to think of the most significant musical compositions that have helped fuel revolutionary thought and fervor throughout history

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Top Five Visions of America in Classical Music

Monday, July 01, 2013

In honor of our nation’s birthday, we present five pieces of classical music that are both American in sound and in subject matter.

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Top Five Recent Pop-Up Performances

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes the surprise of an unexpected performance, whether in a grounded plane, in protest-filled streets, or an unassuming corner in Brooklyn, can be both poignant and inspiring.

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Top Five Classical Online Image Galleries

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watching music being made is as much a delight for the ears as one for the eyes. Here are our favorite collections of photographs featuring classical music performers, performances, and venues from across the web.

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Five New and Unusual Crowdsourced Projects in Classical Music

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In recent years, crowdsourcing has been a means of creating ensembles, symphonies and collections of scores.

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Top Five Comeback Stories in Classical Music

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The recent return of James Levine to the podium, and news of a young opera singer’s success after undergoing a pair of double lung transplants, we're reminded of other notable comeback stories.

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