Speechless in St. Petersburg: Opera Pros Suggest Cures for Laryngitis

Friday, June 26, 2015

When Fred Plotkin lost his voice recently, he turned to opera professionals, who offered recommendations for nostrums, elixirs and behavioral adaptation.
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Sharon Isbin on Gay Marriage, Bach and Protecting Her Hands

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharon Isbin's resume is a long list of groundbreaking firsts. In an interview with WQXR's Elliott Forrest, the guitarist expresses her hope for another first this year.
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Pride Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ahead of Sunday's gay pride parade, we invite you to learn more about the history of LGBT composers through our quiz.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Diagnosed with Brain Tumor, Cancels Performances

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled his summer performances after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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Classical Music Collectibles to Be Auctioned off – on EBay

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An eBay auction features manuscripts, letters, signed photographs from Berlioz, Bernstein, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Genoud, Ravel and even Schubert.
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Valentina Lisitsa Gives Concert in Ukraine's Rebel-Held Donetsk

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The pianist gave an open-air concert Monday night in Donetsk, the rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine.
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Oscar-Winning 'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dead at 61

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

James Horner's singular sound graced some of the biggest moments in the history of movies.
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Time After Time: Talking About Our Generations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two recent films explore how different generations interact and understand each other. As Fred Plotkin writes, opera harbors something that every generation recognizes.
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Plane in Fatal Crash Belonged to Oscar-Winning Composer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.
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Berlin Philharmonic Names Kirill Petrenko as Chief Conductor

Monday, June 22, 2015

The 43-year old Russian maestro Kirill Petrenko will succeed Simon Rattle as chief conductor and music director when Rattle steps down in 2018. 
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Gunther Schuller, Pioneer of Third Stream Jazz-Classical Fusion, Dies at 89

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller, the composer and performer who advocated a fusion of jazz and classical, died on Sunday.
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Hartford Symphony Musicians Rail Against Proposed 40% Pay Cuts

Friday, June 19, 2015

Musicians of Connecticut's largest orchestra have sharply criticized a new budget that they say calls for up to 40 percent cuts in their pay.
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Court Clears Violinist Vanessa-Mae in Olympic Ski Fixing Case

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was cleared by sport's highest court Friday of allegations she helped fix Alpine skiing races so she could qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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Top 5 Buzzed-About Young American Opera Composers

Thursday, June 18, 2015

All under 40 and with exciting new works on the way, these five opera composers are forging the future of opera in the United States and beyond.
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Composer Hopes to Put Listeners to Sleep with 8-Hour Piece

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

British composer is writing a piece intended to be heard while sleeping. Audience members will be asked to listen from beds rather than seats.
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A Photo History of the New York Philharmonic Parks Concerts

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The New York Philharmonic opens its 50th anniversary season of free summertime performances in New York City's parks Wednesday. Check out this photo history of the series.
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When Opera is About Location, Location, Location

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Summertime opera in New York provides more unusual repertory and performance styles than any world city I can think of," writes Fred Plotkin.
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Google Signs Deals with Five Major Orchestras for New Online Music Store

Monday, June 15, 2015

Google has announced deals with five major orchestras to release exclusive recordings through a new classical music storefront on its Google Play Music store.
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A Pianist Played Until Her Fingers Bled – and the Internet Takes Notice

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In what looks like an image from a horror movie, a photo of a blood-stained piano keyboard has been making the rounds on social media since Friday.
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BP Protesters Get Inside Royal Opera House

Friday, June 12, 2015

Protesters disrupted a performance of "La Boheme" at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday night, when two of them stood up and unfurled a banner.
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