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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
In recent years, crowdsourcing has been a means of creating ensembles, symphonies and collections of scores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
There are few things left for Joshua Bell to achieve as a violinist, but as a conductor he still has plenty of new ground to cover. Blogger Amanda Angel gives her list of top five violinists that have become maestros.