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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Top Five Rite of Spring Celebrations in 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Upon its premiere on May 29, 1913, The Rite of Spring famously provoked a riot that spilled out of the theater into the streets of Paris and the newspapers of the day, and forever resonated in both the music and dance world.

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Top Five Summer Music Festivals in Historic Settings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

With stages in Roman amphitheaters, 17th century palaces, and churches where Mozart played, these five festivals should delight both history buffs and classical music fans.

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Top Five Mascots in Classical Music

Friday, May 10, 2013

Googly eyed fuzzy figures aren’t just for sports fans and Comic Con attendees. Symphonies, opera companies and record stores have cute mascots to help win over admirers, especially the young ones.

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Top Five WPA-Commissioned Works You Should Know

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new piece by composer Gabriel Kahane honors the legacy of the Works Progress Administration. Here are five works the WPA funded in its heyday.

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Top Five Actors who Crossed Over to Classical Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here are our five favorite examples of the multitalented people who’ve made that jump between the world of acting and that of classical music.

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Top Five Epic Cycles in Classical Music

Thursday, April 04, 2013

There’s something at least mildly obsessive about presenting a composer’s complete set of works. Here are the top five ambitious cycles, from Haydn to Mahler.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra's Carol Jantsch Names Her Top 5 Tuba Pieces

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Philadelphia Orchestra tubist Carol Jantsch names her five favorite pieces for the instrument and there’s not an “oom-pah” among them.

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Five Great Bach Guitar Shredding Videos

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In bedrooms and living rooms around the world there are amateur rock guitarists who cut their teeth on classical music. Bach's music stands as a favorite for young guitar nerds.

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Top Five Deployments of the B-A-C-H Motif

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hundreds of composers have paid the father of classical music homage by incorporating the B-A-C-H motif in their music. We’ve gathered our favorite five.

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Top Five Reasons Why Stockhausen's Music is Hot

Thursday, March 14, 2013

For much of his life, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was at best considered a cult figure in the realm of contemporary music. Here are five reasons why Stockhausen is so popular right now.

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Top Five TED Talks By Classical Musicians

Sunday, March 10, 2013

TED Talks, those brief lecture-style reports of groundbreaking ideas in fields from medicine to technology, have also included a number of classical musicians. Here are our top five.

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Top Five Online Courses for Classical Music Fans

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From music theory to history to industry issues, we’ve sifted through the catalog of offerings to find our favorite five geared toward the interests of classical music fans.

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