Timeline: Christopher Columbus in Classical Music

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Christopher Columbus's journeys to the New World were epic stories of exploration and exploitation – fodder for composers including Wagner, Glass and Donizetti.
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New York Philharmonic to Tour Boroughs During Hall Renovation, Says VanBesien

Friday, October 09, 2015

The New York Philharmonic is developing a "borough to borough" strategy for the two-year period when it is displaced from its home at David Geffen Hall.
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Study Reveals the Music That Americans Dislike Most

Friday, October 09, 2015

Americans are less likely to hate certain types of music than they were a generation ago. Yet the study also finds that classical music faces particular hurdles.
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Video: Page Turner Rescues Sonata From Sudden Failure

Friday, October 09, 2015

"Any news a page turner makes can only be bad," a critic once wrote. But with this tempest, the page turner is the evening's hero.
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Carnegie Hall Taps Mercedes Bass as Acting Board Chairman

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mercedes Bass, a longtime trustee of Carnegie Hall, was named its acting chairman on Thursday. She will run the organization until a successor to Ronald Perelman is chosen.
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Lincoln Center Calls on Frank Sinatra for Geffen Hall Gala

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are turning to the Chairman of the Board to raise funds towards the overhaul of David Geffen Hall.
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Classical Music for Comic Con: Super Heroes to Sci-Fi

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Here are ten songs to get you into the mood for the annual New York Comic Con event.
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Learning Italian at the Metropolitan Opera

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fred Plotkin looks at how you can study Italian by attending the opera. There are no fewer than 19 such opportunities at the Met this season.
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Conductor Suffers Podium Injury, Minutes Before Bruckner Concert

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The conductor Dennis Russell Davies suffered a serious knee injury 30 minutes before a concert on Sunday night, forcing a last-minute substitution.
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Trailblazing Singer Roland Hayes Turned Struggles into Triumphs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The accomplishments of Roland Hayes, the first world-renowned African-American classical singer, have been overshadowed. But that may start to change.
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11 Yo-Yo Ma Collaborations You Must See

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

As he turns 60 on Wednesday, here are 11 standout videos of Yo-Yo Ma at work and play.
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Magical Thinking Stalks New York's Opera World

Monday, October 05, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera's assertion that it didn't know it had a major deficit exemplifies the magical thinking that permeates opera management, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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James Levine Withdraws from 'Lulu,' Citing Schedule Demands

Friday, October 02, 2015

Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine said Friday that he is withdrawing from the company's upcoming production of Berg's Lulu.
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In Praise of Healthy Voices

Friday, October 02, 2015

Healthy voices are a boon to opera fans, writes Fred Plotkin. He cites three star sopranos who are singing roles that Met audiences have not heard them in.
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Signum Quartet Wants Your 'Quartweets': Bite-Sized Pieces of 140 Notes or Less

Friday, October 02, 2015

The members of the Signum Quartet are tweeting with their instruments.
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Gotham Chamber Opera Announces It Is Shutting Down

Thursday, October 01, 2015

After 15 years of often highly acclaimed performances, the Gotham Chamber Opera has heard its last bravos.
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7 Car-Crazy Classical Compositions

Thursday, October 01, 2015

George Gershwin famously included Parisian taxi horns in his An American in Paris; here are seven other classical music works about cars.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Critics Wrestle Over Venezuelan Politics

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel has forcefully pushed back against critics of his silence on Venezuelan politics, stating that he wishes to avoid harming El Sistema.
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New Venue National Sawdust Mixes Futuristic Design, Williamsburg Grit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In advance of its opening on Thursday, WQXR and WNYC get a preview of National Sawdust, a new, $16 million music venue in Brooklyn.
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Binghamton Philharmonic, Musicians Reach Deal to Keep Doors Open

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Two weeks after canceling its season-opening concert amid a labor dispute, the Binghamton Philharmonic and its musicians on Tuesday signed a two-year labor contract.
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