Watch: Melodica Men's 'The Rite of Spring' is Breaking The Internet

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Conservatory-trained musicians The Melodica Men have reach fame and attention with their viral videos. Now they've tackled "The Rite of Spring" and the Internet is going bananas.
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Review: Met's New 'Tristan und Isolde' Goes Radical

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"This was not your typical glittering, socialite-oriented Met opening," writes David Patrick Stearns in his review of this much anticipated new production of "Tristan und Isolde."
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Watch: CBS' Charles Osgood Signs Off With the Boston Pops

Monday, September 26, 2016

The "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood sings "So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)" with members of the Boston Pops for his final sign off from the show.
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Remembering the Old Metropolitan Opera House

Monday, September 26, 2016

The last Monday in September is, customarily, the opening night of the season at the Metropolitan Opera house.
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5 Noteworthy Inaugural Opening Night Performances

Monday, September 26, 2016

To get into the mood of opening night season we revisit the inaugural performances at a few of the world’s notable symphony halls and opera houses.
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Watch: Young Classical Pianist Performs Epic Drake Medley

Thursday, September 22, 2016

YouTuber Young Piano transposes 25 songs from hip-hop artist Drake into one epic 18-minute single take medley video.
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How Critics Can Help Us Love Opera Even More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fred Plotkin discusses the changing roles of opera and art critics over the years and how they can enhance the experience of going to performances or listening.
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5 Great Videos to Begin Exploring Classical Crossover

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What is this genre called classical crossover? We found five videos that are exploring the idea of classical-meets-pop.
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Simon Rattle Honors Former Music Director John Scott and Welcomes New One

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Sir Simon Rattle, with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performed a concert in memory of organist and music director John Scott.
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Meet the String Section Backing Up the Boss

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Eight Pittsburgh-based violinists performed "New York City Serenade" with Bruce Springsteen. How was it? "Best gig ever," they said.
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Behind the Scenes of Daniela Mack's ROH Debut

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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American mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack made her Covent Garden debut on Sept 13 as Rosina in The Barber of Seville. We spoke to her about how she got ready for the big day.
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The Operatic Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Fred Plotkin travels to Ketchum, Idaho, where Ernest Hemingway lived and is buried, and considers which of the great author's works would translate well in opera.
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How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

Monday, September 12, 2016

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As school swings back into session, so does music lessons for a number of students. We spoke to the Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Dianne Berkun Menaker about getting kids to love music.
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We Asked Parents: How Do You Get Your Kids to Practice?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Back-to-school time also means back to music class and private lessons for a lot of students, so we asked parents for their tips on getting kids to practice his or her instrument.
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6 Programs This Fall for Classical Music Lovers

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Deepen your knowledge and passion for classical music and opera with six programs around New York that take audience members behind the scenes and into the artistic process.
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NYC Opera's Double Bill: Stick Around After Intermission

Friday, September 09, 2016

David Patrick Stearns reviews the New York Opera's double bill of Rachmaninoff's "Aleko" and Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."
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Remembering Opera Singer Johan Botha

Friday, September 09, 2016

Fred Plotkin remembers Johan Botha, a favorite heldentenor of many, who died on Sept. 8 in Vienna at the age of 51.
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Fall Preview: Voices of Autumn

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This fall, the New York area is brimming with enticements for people who love to hear the human voice in opera and recital. Fred Plotkin highlights what to look for.
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WQXR Staffers' Favorite Summer Memories

Friday, September 02, 2016

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This Labor Day, WQXR will play selected highlights from our favorite broadcasts recorded this summer. Read what staffers picked as their favorite musical memories from the season.
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The Presidential Candidates’ Silence About the Arts

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

As we get closer to the 2016 presidential election, Fred Plotkin investigates the candidates' stance — or lack thereof — on funding for the arts. 
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