Sir Simon Rattle 'Perspectives' brings Beethoven to Carnegie Hall

Friday, November 13, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 17 and spanning the week, the full Beethoven cycle arrives in New York as part of a two-year Perspectives series devoted to Rattle’s artistry at Carnegie Hall.
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Skyping Audience Member Disrupts Daniel Hope Performance

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Disruptive mobile device use during classical concerts reached a new level when an audience member began a video Skype session during a Daniel Hope performance.
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Remembering The Met's Richard Horowitz

Monday, November 09, 2015

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin remembers the longest-serving employee in the history of the Met, tympanist Richard Horowitz. 
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Opera Review: Alban Berg's 'Lulu' at the Met

Friday, November 06, 2015

David Patrick Stearns reviews the new William Kentridge production of Alban Berg's "Lulu" at the Metropolitan Opera.
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Nine Classical Lullabies That Soothe Anxiety

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In this week of changing clocks and sleep adjustments, Amanda Angel reminds us of the power of lullabies to help us relax and even sleep.
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When Dreams and Dreamers Inhabit Opera

Monday, November 02, 2015

Fresh from a trip to Ireland's Wexford Festival Opera, Blogger Fred Plotkin writes about the influence of dreams in opera.
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Ethics Violations Identified In Several NPR Music and WQXR Reports

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NPR Music editors have determined that phrases in 10 stories filed jointly on the NPR Music and WQXR websites were copied from other sources without attribution.
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Throwback Thursday: The Internet's Birth

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In life, it's important to look ahead. But once in a while, a glance in the rear-view mirror is a good idea. Today's throwback: the Internet's birth. 
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11 Scary Movies Made Even Scarier by Classical Music

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With shrieking violins, plaintive cellos, and spooky percussive sounds, these scary movie scores use classical music, or classical composers to bone-chilling effect.
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Remembering Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, Casa Italiana Founder

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Operavove blogger Fred Plotkin writes about Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, the founder of the Casa Italiana, who died suddenly on October 17 at the age of 89.
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Video: Metropolitan Opera Musicians, Staff Perform 'Meet the Mets'

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Before the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series, musicians and workers from the Met Opera gathered Tuesday morning on Lincoln Center Plaza.
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From the Archives: A Brooklyn Baseball Cantata

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As fans await the New York Mets' return to the World Series – the first time they've advanced since 2000 – it's worth recalling a famous baseball rivalry in New York City history.
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Lucerne Festival to Spotlight Women Conductors in 2016

Monday, October 26, 2015

After the BBC Proms gained much attention for a "glass ceiling"-breaking moment in 2013, it was perhaps inevitable that other festivals would take up the issue.
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Watch: Lost 1983 Martha Argerich Film Resurfaces Online

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The film combines impetuous performance footage with moody scenes of trees, clouds and the Chateau de Sceaux near Paris, where the selections were recorded.
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Director Colin Hanks on the Rise and Fall of Tower Records

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In a new documentary about Tower Records, we hear that the decision to open the first New York City store was driven in part by the need to serve classical music fans.
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10 Times When Musicians Played on Through Grueling Injuries

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's not only sports stars who have to overcome injuries and illnesses to perform well. These ten performers fought through both public and private maladies to satisfy fans.
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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Receives Record Gift of $4 Million

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known for having some of New York's most loyal classical music audiences. On Tuesday, a case of that loyalty paid off.
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Can Festivals Help Opera Companies Stay Fresh?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Opera Philadelphia on Tuesday announced what it calls a 12-day urban opera festival. But it's not the first company to shake up its season routine, as Fred Plotkin writes.
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South Korean Seong-Jin Cho Wins Chopin Piano Competition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea has won the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. See the pivotal performance.
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BMW Says New 5-Series Looks Like a 'Music Conductor in a Tuxedo'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical names have long been used by carmakers to suggest a sense of elegance or class. The latest effort comes from BMW.
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