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.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dana Leong enjoys soup-infused dumplings, top-shelf sushi and Thai food cooked with love in Hell’s Kitchen when dining out in New York.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Puns. They’re irresistible to headline writers and pops concert producers, but their usage usually evokes groans rather than giggles. Here are five lowlights. Name your zingers here.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers while his older brother John helms the Ravens. Before both meet up Sunday in the Super Bowl, we consider some of classical music's big sibling rivalries.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Though the serpent’s appearance in the orchestra pit is rare, it can make an impression when its bellowing is present. Here are our top five works that feature the serpent.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
As awards seasons gets into full swing—the Oscar Nominations have been announced—it’s a time to reflect on what a great season it’s been for classical music fans.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
We’ve assembled our top five classical music anniversaries that don’t include Verdi and Wagner.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The classical music world wasn’t about to let some of the biggest online memes pass it by in 2012, and also contributed a few of its own niche hashtags to the Twitter conversation.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Santa isn’t the only one checking his list this time of year. Critics around the country and world are filing their reports on who is deserving of praise and who is despicable.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, we’ve collected our favorite iPad apps of the year for current and future classical music lovers.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We’ve combed through the compilations, and found five of the more original albums conceits available, from the naughty to those for your pets.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
To commemorate Carter’s complex musical output, his cutting wit and his generosity toward fellow musicians, we’ve collected our favorite five videos featuring the composer and his work.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
An advertising campaign for the English National Opera’s production of Don Giovanni showing an opened condom wrapper has caused stir in London. Are the posters obscene, or just provocative?