Poll: What Was the Biggest Classical Music Story of 2014?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Next week our Conducting Business podcast will be looking back at 2014 with three top music critics. But first, we ask you to weigh in.
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New York Philharmonic Names Oscar Schafer Chairman

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hedge fund mogul Oscar S. Schafer, who has been the lead supporter of the New York Philharmonic's parks concerts since 2007, will become the next chairman of the orchestra's board.
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London's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Lauds First Woman

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the first time in its 25-year history, the first place prize in the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition has gone to a woman.
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Anna Netrebko Supports Theater in Ukrainian Separatist Region

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Anna Netrebko is responding to critics of a controversial donation she gave to a theater in Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk region, asserting that the gift was "not a political act."
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Hélène Grimaud to Play 'Water Music' as Park Avenue Armory is Flooded

Monday, December 08, 2014

Debussy sought to create pieces that evoke the play of water. But a musician playing his work while ankle-deep in water is probably not what he had in mind.
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Review: With Luxury Casting, Turin Opera Rehabilitates William Tell at Carnegie Hall

Monday, December 08, 2014

Sunday's four-hour performance by the Teatro Regio Torino at Carnegie Hall offered many rewards, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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For Irish Opera, Funding Troubles and Signs of Revival

Monday, December 08, 2014

Surveying Ireland's opera scene, Fred Plotkin writes, "I have found many reasons to hope for an operatic revival and a couple of causes for concern."
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Holiday Music

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Think you know your Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs? Take our quiz to see how much you really know.
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Barenboim Bids La Scala Farewell Amid Violent Protests

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The gala mood for "Fidelio" contrasted with protests outside that turned violent as the curtain rose on one of the most glittering events on Europe's culture calendar.
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Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center Gets $38 Million

Friday, December 05, 2014

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Friday announced a $38 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.  
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Grammys 2015: List of Classical Nominees

Friday, December 05, 2014

In-house orchestra labels had a particularly strong showing in the nominations for the 57th Grammy Awards, which were announced on Friday afternoon.
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New York Times Arts Critic Edward Rothstein to Take Buyout

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Edward Rothstein, a longtime critic at large at the New York Times and previously, one of its most prolific music critics, has accepted a buyout offer.
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WQXR's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 04, 2014

We've collected 15 notable gifts for the classical lover on your list this holiday season, for those who proudly wear their love of music on their sleeve to those who listen to it.
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Violinist's Comeback Recital Halted By Outburst at Coughing Child

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

An incident involving the violinist Kyung Wha Chung Tuesday night raises the ongoing question of how international artists should best handle audience distractions.
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New York Philharmonic and University of Michigan Announce Residency

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI, on Tuesday announced a three-season partnership.
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'Sleeping' with Classical Musicians: Around the World in 69 Clicks

Monday, December 01, 2014

Hotels must meet a few requirements for blogger Fred Plotkin, including a clean room and a comfortable bed. He recently discovered one hotel with dozens of classical radio stations.
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Wolfgang Rihm Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

Monday, December 01, 2014

A composition that celebrates a concert hall's "vineyard"-style seating design wins a major award.
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Barenboim Leaving La Scala after 9 Years

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The outgoing La Scala music director says he will be opening an academy for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Berlin.
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Classical Holiday Concerts for Every Taste in 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

From medieval Christmas fare to tuba carolers and countless versions of Handel's Messiah, here are some concerts around New York to help you get in the holiday spirit.
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The Message of Jessye Norman

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On November 21, soprano Jessye Norman was honored at the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 80th luncheon in the grand ballroom of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
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