Experts: Chopin's Heart Shows Signs of TB

Friday, September 19, 2014

The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday.
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Tibor Rudas, Impresario Who Brought Opera to Casinos, Dies at 94

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tibor Rudas, the concert promoter who booked Luciano Pavarotti in venues from Madison Square Garden to a circus tent in Atlantic City, died on September 8.
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Injured Hilary Hahn Cancels Additional Concerts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hilary Hahn, usually a mainstay of opening-night orchestra galas, has cancelled performances through September. "I am extremely sad that I am unable to give concerts," she said.
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Musicians from the Middle East Unite through Music

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Four musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra tell Jeff Spurgeon about how they seek to overcome national and ethnic differences through music.
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Park Hyatt NY Hotel Pool Plays Underwater Classical Music

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swimmers who prefer Brahms with their backstroke may have a new place to take a dip in Midtown Manhattan: the 25th-floor pool of the new Park Hyatt New York.
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Second Conductor Resigns from Vienna State Opera

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks, after Franz Welser-Moest announced on Sept. 5 he was stepping down.
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Dressed to Kill: Are Opera Audiences Becoming Too Casual?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Which is more disrespectful: booing during a performance or dressing like you're there to mow the lawn? Blogger Fred Plotkin considers changing rules of etiquette.
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As 'Star-Spangled Banner' Turns 200, Five Unusual Classical Versions

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem. Here are five notable classical takes.
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Metropolitan Opera Cuts 22 Administrative Jobs

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera says it is cutting nine percent of its administrative staff in order to save money.
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The Met Opera's Cheap-Seat Program Goes Online

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera said on Thursday that it is moving its rush ticket program online this season, so that patrons will no longer have to physically wait in line.
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Does Booing at La Scala Ruin the Show?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tenor Roberto Alagna has decided not to return to La Scala this November. The reason: he did not want to endure the catcalls of the loggionisti, Fred Plotkin weighs in.
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Conductor 'In Shock' Over Plans to Shutter Danish Orchestra

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Like most of those affected I have only now heard of the plans to close down the Danish National Chamber Orchestra," said Adam Fischer. "Right now I am in a state of shock."
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Apple Launches iPhone 6 with Strauss-Themed Ad

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

When Apple unveiled its two larger-screened iPhone models, it turned to a well-known soundtrack of grandeur: Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
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Watch: An Audience is Completely Mesmerized by Van Cliburn Recital

Monday, September 08, 2014

With audience etiquette in the news again recently, here's an example of how people attended concerts during the Cold War.
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Qatar Philharmonic Music Director Abruptly Quits Mid-Tour

Monday, September 08, 2014

Conductor Han-Na Chang resigned Monday from her post as music director of the Qatar Philharmonic, one day after the orchestra's appearance at the BBC Proms in London.
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Atlanta Symphony Locks Out its Musicians

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians and management were unable to reach a settlement on a new contract on Saturday.
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Opera As One Explores Gender Change, Identity Struggles

Friday, September 05, 2014

A new opera by Laura Kaminsky looks at a transgender woman coming to terms with herself and her world. David Patrick Stearns reviews the premiere.
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Franz Welser-Möst Quits as Vienna State Opera Music Director

Friday, September 05, 2014

The conductor Franz Welser-Möst is resigning as music director of the Vienna State Opera, citing artistic differences with the company’s director, Dominique Meyer.
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Planet Opera: Performances Not to Miss in the 2014-2015 Season

Thursday, September 04, 2014

For the intrepid opera fan, there should be plenty to savor this season. Here are ten global cities (including one tour) featuring notable performances.
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Why Deals with Unions Won't End Met Opera's Challenges

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The labor deals that the Metropolitan Opera and 16 of its unions tentatively reached last month meant that a lockout was averted. But its financial travails have not vanished.
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