Probing the Page Turner’s Plight in the Digital Age

Sunday, February 26, 2017

In performance, the page turner is the pianist's shadow. Here are five videos that capture the existential predicament page turners can find themselves in.
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This Serene Arrangement of Whitacre's 'Alleluia' is Pure Stress Relief

Friday, February 24, 2017

Composer and arranger Jaron Davis took a crack at capturing some of Eric Whitacre's choral magic with a beautiful arrangement of 'Alleluia.'
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Soundtrack to a Daydream: Here's Schumann on Celesta

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Schumann's "Der Vogel als Prophet" already delights with its sweet sensuality. Now imagine hearing it played on the Celesta.
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In Opera, Artistry Matters More Than Size

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"For opera to be compelling on our stages, we should not care about thinking big or thinking small," writes Fred Plotkin. "We must think creatively."
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Watch: Young Musician Plays The Oldest (Ever) Written Keyboard Music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Robertsbridge Codex contains the oldest known pieces of music written specifically for keyboard. Give a listen to this performance on an Estampie by Italian pianist Alberto Chines.
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The Uses and Abuses of Pachelbel’s Canon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

With the music well over 300 years old, you might feel we’ve run out of ways to keep it fresh. From the film "Ordinary People" to more recent examples, Pachelbel's Canon is never far.
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10 Oscar-Nominated Films That Should Be on Any Classical Lover's Radar

Monday, February 20, 2017

Be ready for this year's Academy Awards. We can't make you watch every nominee, but we can definitely brush you up on the music involved.
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Watch: This Rescue Beagle Gets Down on the Ivories

Friday, February 17, 2017

Could Buddy the beagle possibly be any cuter? We're sure many people didn't think he could ... until he started playing the piano.
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Watch This Free Stream of The Ring Cycle from Richard Wagner

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The BBC has shared the acclaimed Opera North production of Wagner's truly epic "Der Ring des Nibelungen" for free streaming. And we have it for you.
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Watch: A 'Rogue One' Suite for Trumpet Quartet

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

As the Oscars come closer, we can't help but look at some of the creative musical takes on some of the year's hottest films.
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Nicolas Yee's 'La La Land' Medley Wants to Melt Your Heart

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The latest movie theme to get the Nicholas Yee treatment is "La La Land," just in time for the Oscars.
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An Analysis of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 Season

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin breaks down the Metropolitan Opera's new season announcement.
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This Addictive Beat is Making All of Us Want Wah-Wah Tubes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Composer Juri Seo just released a revised version of her charming composition for wah-wah tubes. Now we want to play it, too.
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Watch: Stewart Goodyear on the Magic of Ravel

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stewart Goodyear is scheduled to release a recording of the music of one of his favorite composers — Maurice Ravel. Here, he explains why the French impressionist means so much to him.
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5 Classical Couples That Gave Us Lovely Music

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Your favorite composers had a love life, too. Here are five pairings — some successful, others not so much — that produced some memorable music.
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Watch: A Haunting Aria from 11-Year-Old Alma Deutscher's 'Cinderella'

Monday, February 13, 2017

Here's an official look inside the child composer's first full-length opera, "Cinderella," with the aria "When the day falls into darkness."
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Classical's Grammy Winners Include a Tie, 'Daughtery: Tales of Hemingway'

Monday, February 13, 2017

Shostakovich, musical tributes to American greats and a tie — here's the rundown on the classical winners at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. 
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Black Classical: Singers and Instrumentalists

Monday, February 13, 2017

Here are just a few notable black singers and instrumentalists we should remember for Black History Month and beyond.
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Black Classical: Composers and Conductors Who Shaped Music History

Monday, February 13, 2017

Here are just a few of the many composers and conductors that you should remember, for Black History Month and beyond.
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