For Opera Lovers, London Beckons with Creative Energy

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

As Queen Elizabeth became the longest-serving monarch in British history Wednesday, British opera lovers were looking to the season ahead. Fred Plotkin reports from London.
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New York Philharmonic VP Exits for Handel & Haydn Society

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Handel & Haydn Society says David Snead, a vice president of the New York Philharmonic, has been appointed president and CEO of the Boston-based classical music organization.
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Lost Stravinsky Work Turns Up After 100 Years

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The orchestral parts for a Stravinsky score thought to have been lost or destroyed in the 1917 revolutions have turned up in a pile of old manuscripts.
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Conductor Iván Fischer Appeals for European Generosity Towards Migrants

Monday, September 07, 2015

The Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer opened a concert in Berlin with an impassioned plea to European leaders to welcome migrants seeking asylum in their countries.
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The 1966 Plan to Extend Lincoln Center to Central Park West

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A Parisian-style pedestrian mall. A surrealistic shopping and restaurant complex. A maze of underground parking. These were a few of the proposals in 1966.
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Discovering Charlotte Wesley Holloman

Friday, September 04, 2015

Charlotte Wesley Holloman, who died on July 30, led a remarkable life as an opera singer, voice teacher and member of an historic African-American community on Martha’s Vineyard.
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George Shirley, Meredith Monk Among National Arts Medal Winners

Thursday, September 03, 2015

President Barack Obama on Thursday presented the 2015 National Medal of Arts to recipients including the celebrated tenor and the pioneering vocalist. 
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Vows to Sing Through Brain Tumor Ordeal

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has vowed to return to the Metropolitan Opera for three scheduled performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore, despite undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
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20 Classical Music Concerts to Watch For in Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The fall season brings debuts and retrospectives, new venues (National Sawdust) and renamed venues (David Geffen Hall), plus new productions from the Met to BAM.
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Video: Seiji Ozawa Conducts 80th Birthday Concert, Weeks After Injury

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One month after a fractured vertebrae forced Seiji Ozawa to cancel his August concerts, the conductor was back on his feet on Tuesday.
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The Art of Staying Awake at the Opera

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the Sandman arrives while you are watching an opera, but there are ways to keep him at bay, writes Fred Plotkin.
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U.S. Open: 11 Classical Pieces Inspired By Tennis

Monday, August 31, 2015

Perhaps no sport has inspired such a wealth of musical riches as tennis. With the start of 2015 U.S. Open, here are 11 works inspired by the game.
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On His 70th Birthday, Appraising Itzhak Perlman's Influence

Monday, August 31, 2015

Perlman's 70th birthday on Monday has brought fresh appraisals of a violinist who has been a media fixture ever since he came to New York in his early teens.
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Oliver Sacks, Neurologist and Author Who Explored Music's Impact on Brain, Dies at 82

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist and author who explored the bond between music and our brains, died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. 
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Daniel Barenboim Faces Protests from Israel Over Plans for Iran Concert

Friday, August 28, 2015

Daniel Barenboim, the conductor and pianist who in 1999 co-founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra now faces a new challenge.
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11 Composer Anniversaries and Birthdays to Celebrate in the 2015-16 Season

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Heading into the 2015–16 season, here are 11 anniversaries and birthdays to take mark of, from Satie and Dukas to Carlisle Floyd and Milton Babbitt.
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Airline Drops Pianist from In-Flight Entertainment Over Controversial Tweets

Thursday, August 27, 2015

KLM has dropped a pianist from its in-flight entertainment system after receiving complaints about her Twitter commentary.
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Sydney Icon Remains a Draw, Though Not Necessarily For Opera Fans

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In recent years, Opera Australia has taken a “modernize or die” approach to productions, casting and repertory. But while ticket sales have increased, opera is only part of the picture.
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Aspen Music Festival Students Killed in Car Crash After Season Finale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Two student brass players who had recently performed in the season-finale concerts of the Aspen Music Festival died Monday night in a car crash.
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Composers' Super-Fans?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Forget Beliebers and Directioners. How about Mahlerians and Brucknerites? Take our quiz and see where you fall.
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