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?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
As tennis player Novak Djokovic faces off against Andy Murray for the Wimbledon trophy today, find out more about his interest in classical music.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
With New York’s newest venue opening its doors this past week, raves and critiques about the Barclays Center are streaming in. What would you want to see there?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Uncertainty surrounds many American orchestras as the new season gets underway. But all is not dire. Here are five opening-night concerts that excite us for the months ahead.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Glenn Gould, with his longstanding relationship with the Canadian Broadcasting Company and interest in recording technology, is well-represented on YouTube today.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
As a multi-million dollar scandal unfolds this fall, we rounded up the five most infamous crimes committed in the 21st century from around the classical world.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Not all of the visionary director's productions have been well received. Here are five that created drama both on stage and off.
Friday, August 31, 2012
From astronaut flutists to a string quartet played on helicopters, here are five far-out examples of airplanes and aerospace technologies in classical music.
Friday, August 24, 2012
A recent New York Times essay advocated for tough and incisive arts criticism. None of the nominees spent much time parsing new music but we've selected five who could write in a barbed style.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Perhaps best known for his "dance music," the classically-trained composer Dan Deacon has written extensively for chamber ensembles, films and orchestra. Here's Dan's Top 5 countdown of favorite classical pieces for Q2 Music.