Singing in English With Tenor Paul Appleby

Friday, March 03, 2017

Fred Plotkin interviews the multi-lingual tenor Paul Appleby before his New York recital on March 5 featuring “On this Island,” a song cycle by Benjamin Britten. 
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20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

Thursday, March 02, 2017

For parents and students alike, listening to classical music is becoming a popular way to focus the mind and inspire the intellect while studying. Here are some of our favorite pieces.
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Inside Out is Transforming the Traditional Concert Experience

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's innovative concert series Inside Out seats you in the middle of the action, changing the way listeners experience live classical music.
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Carl Sagan Set to Choral Music is the Coolest Video You'll See Today

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Composer Gordon Hamilton set a quote from Carl Sagan's book Cosmos to music. It sounds amazing, but the music video takes it to the next level.
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Pianist Seong-Jin Cho Is Platinum in Korea, Fulfills Carnegie Dream

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho recently dropped by the studio for a Facebook Live performance, and stuck around to tell us a bit about his music. 
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How Vocal Health Can Make or Break a Singer

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fred Plotkin discusses how singers struggle to maintain vocal health and shares advice from Dr. Anthony F. Jahn, the Met Opera's volunteer medical director.
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The Complicated History of Marian Anderson's Met Debut

Monday, February 27, 2017

The circumstances surrounding Marian Anderson's Met Opera debut are less talked about than the fact of her historic performance.
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This 'Harry Potter' Medley is the Perfect Way to End Awards Season

Monday, February 27, 2017

Oscar weekend is officially over, but we still can't shake some of the music from our favorite movies. This 'Harry Potter' medley scratches that itch.
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Brooklyn Duo, Devoted to Making New Classical Fans, Drops an Ed Sheeran Cover

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Duo is back with a cover of Ed Sheeran's hit single 'Castle on the Hill,' and an uplifting new project is starting to take off.
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Probing the Page Turner’s Plight in the Digital Age

Sunday, February 26, 2017

In performance, the page turner is the pianist's shadow. Here are five videos that capture the existential predicament page turners can find themselves in.
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This Serene Arrangement of Whitacre's 'Alleluia' is Pure Stress Relief

Friday, February 24, 2017

Composer and arranger Jaron Davis took a crack at capturing some of Eric Whitacre's choral magic with a beautiful arrangement of 'Alleluia.'
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Soundtrack to a Daydream: Here's Schumann on Celesta

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Schumann's "Der Vogel als Prophet" already delights with its sweet sensuality. Now imagine hearing it played on the Celesta.
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In Opera, Artistry Matters More Than Size

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"For opera to be compelling on our stages, we should not care about thinking big or thinking small," writes Fred Plotkin. "We must think creatively."
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Watch: Young Musician Plays The Oldest (Ever) Written Keyboard Music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Robertsbridge Codex contains the oldest known pieces of music written specifically for keyboard. Give a listen to this performance on an Estampie by Italian pianist Alberto Chines.
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The Uses and Abuses of Pachelbel’s Canon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

With the music well over 300 years old, you might feel we’ve run out of ways to keep it fresh. From the film "Ordinary People" to more recent examples, Pachelbel's Canon is never far.
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10 Oscar-Nominated Films That Should Be on Any Classical Lover's Radar

Monday, February 20, 2017

Be ready for this year's Academy Awards. We can't make you watch every nominee, but we can definitely brush you up on the music involved.
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Watch: This Rescue Beagle Gets Down on the Ivories

Friday, February 17, 2017

Could Buddy the beagle possibly be any cuter? We're sure many people didn't think he could ... until he started playing the piano.
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Watch This Free Stream of The Ring Cycle from Richard Wagner

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The BBC has shared the acclaimed Opera North production of Wagner's truly epic "Der Ring des Nibelungen" for free streaming. And we have it for you.
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Watch: A 'Rogue One' Suite for Trumpet Quartet

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

As the Oscars come closer, we can't help but look at some of the creative musical takes on some of the year's hottest films.
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