Watch: This Brooklyn Duo Cover of 'Take On Me' is What You Need

Monday, February 06, 2017

Brooklyn Duo joined the talented young musicians of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect for a chamber cover of a synth-pop favorite.
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Opera More Than Ever: Unusual Works to Discover in 2017-2018

Monday, February 06, 2017

It's the time of year when opera companies start to announce their new seasons. And there are plenty of new operas to experience in the next year, writes Fred Plotkin.
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This Week's Salute to Black History, Feb. 6-10

Monday, February 06, 2017

Each weekday for the month of February, WQXR profiles the work of black creatives who shaped the history of classical music. Catch it on-air at 1 pm and 7 pm.
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8 Tchaikovsky References in Pop Culture

Monday, February 06, 2017

During the New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky festival, we take a few minutes to look at the diverse places the composer's music has appeared over the years.
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'Genius' Superbowl Ad Features Einstein and Classical Lady Gaga

Sunday, February 05, 2017

We waited for it like we do every year, wondering if the creative agencies behind the Superbowl ads will find a way to reference classical music. We were not left waiting.
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The Met's New-Generation 'Rusalka' Meets the Current Mermaid Zeitgeist

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Dvořák's "Rusalka" had some significant odds to overcome at its Thursday opening, writes David Patrick Stearns in his review.
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Celebrating Martina Arroyo, the Gift Who Keeps Giving Back

Thursday, February 02, 2017

On Martina Arroyo's 80th birthday, we not only remember her career, but thankfully acknowledge her continuing role in shaping the next generation of opera singers.
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Happy/Sad Songs Made Sad/Happy

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Some songs sound happy. Some songs sound sad. Pianist Vinheteiro takes the songs you know best and spins them around with a brand new feeling.
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6 Historical Figures Whose Side Hustle Was Composing Music

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Having a full time job is busy enough, but these notable names made daily life work while composing on the side.
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Singular Voices: George Michael

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pop singer George Michael passed away on Christmas Day. Fred Plotkin admired Michael's singing and the emotional connections with his audiences during performances.
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Learning Words and Music from the Masters

Friday, January 27, 2017

Fred Plotkin shares that master classes are a great way to learn about the art of singing.
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Watch: This Toddler Hearing 'Moonlight' Sonata is All of Us Right Now

Friday, January 27, 2017

This kid is all of us — at least when we listen to the music that really shakes us to our bones.
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Watch: Cellist Tim Smedley Uses His Music to Protest Tree Felling

Friday, January 27, 2017

You've heard of tree-huggers, but this cellist is using the voice of his instrument to make a powerful statement.
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'Zelda' Fans are Just as Excited about Music as Gameplay

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new trailer for the latest game in the long running "Legend of Zelda" series has fans reflecting on the music's enduring legacy.
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Step Inside the Life of LA Phil Pianist Joanne Pearce Martin

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In this short video, part of Mashable's "How She Works" series, we get a glimpse into the daily routine of pianist Joanne Pearce Martin.
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Unpacking the 2017 Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The 2017 Oscar nominations have arrived. Naturally, we couldn't wait to see what was in the running for best original score.
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Touching Documentary 'Joe's Violin' Nominated for Academy Award

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Joe's Violin," the touching story that played out over the course of WQXR's first instrument drive, has been nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary short subject.
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7 Stories that Show Mozart's Weird Genius

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mozart may have been a genius, but he was also a bit of a strange guy. Check out the stories behind these seven incredible compositions.
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Benjamin Zander Uses Chopin to Illustrate Classical's Emotional Impact

Monday, January 23, 2017

In this popular TED Talk, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra conductor Benjamin Zander uses his humor, piano and Chopin to show us how emotional classical music can be.
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Opera Stars in Public and in Private

Monday, January 23, 2017

Fred Plotkin remembers his conversations with Roberta Peters and how the private lives of singers serve to fuel their public performances in surprising ways.
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