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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Philadelphia Orchestra Approves One-Year Musicians Contract

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The deal approved Monday increases the size of the ensemble from 95 to 96 members, while saving on health care costs.
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$100,000 Warner Music Prize Given to Augustin Hadelich

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

After weeks of questions about its future, the Warner Music Prize – worth $100,000 in cash – will be given out on Tuesday to the violinist Augustin Hadelich.
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Sneak Peek at Upcoming Opera About Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs

Monday, October 19, 2015

The battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs over the future of New York City will soon be the subject of an opera.
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News Recap: Boardroom Tumult, Cancellations Start Fall Classical Music Season

Monday, October 19, 2015

The fall season isn’t quite a month old, but what an eventful one it's been for classical music. If you've lost track, here's a rundown of where things stand.
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Giotto as an Operatic Inspiration

Friday, October 16, 2015

"What Bach is to music, Giotto is to Renaissance art and all that followed," writes Fred Plotkin in this appreciation of his dramatic paintings.
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Mozart's 'I Want My Music Back' Letter Fetches $217,000 in Auction

Friday, October 16, 2015

A letter by Mozart seeking to reclaim some scores from a friend fetched $217,000 at an auction in Boston on Thursday.
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Alan Silvestri on 'Back to the Future,' 'Forrest Gump' and His Hollywood Break

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has called Alan Silvestri his "creative soulmate" – a fitting description for the composer who has scored his films including "Back to the Future."
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Review: Eric Owens Opens Philharmonic Residency with Uneven 'Footsteps'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The genial, celebrated bass-baritone Eric Owens opened a year-long Philharmonic residency with "Great African American Singers and Their Legacy."
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Throwback Thursday: Friederich Nietzsche's Birthday

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On this date in the year 1844, in a small town near Leipzig, Germany, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born. The rest is (music) history.
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Placido Domingo to Miss Four Met Opera Performances to Have Surgery

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Placido Domingo will miss four performances conducting Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in order to have gallbladder surgery.
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Pianist Yefim Bronfman Played Bartok Until His Fingers Bled

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Playing till your fingers bleed isn't just an expression. Just ask Yefim Bronfman.
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University of Michigan Unleashes New $100,000 Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance is starting a new chamber music competition – with the grand prize at $100,000.
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Seven Uniquely Inspiring Residencies for Composers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hospitals, orphanages, parks, and science centers—these are not the normal places where you’d expect to find noted composers. But here are seven such programs.
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Arts Groups of Color Plagued By Financial Strains, Study Says

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's one aspect of the racial divide in the United States that can be all too easily overlooked: the financial disparity between arts organizations of color and mainstream arts groups.
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