Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder Chooses Mozart for Walk-Up Music

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

For his walk-up music for his at-bats, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder has the public-address system at Comerica Park play the Mozart Requiem.

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Met Museum Concert Series Expands into Galleries for 2013-14 Season

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday announced its 2013-14 season of concerts and lectures, one that expands the number of events taking place in the museum’s galleries.

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Recordings Round-Up: Four Men Who Follow the Lieder

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A present-day sorcerer, a rising star, a beloved veteran, and Schubert-inspired Yiddishkeit: Operavores who enjoy great Lieder singing will find much to savor in these recent releases.

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Revered Cellist Janos Starker Dies at 88

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Janos Starker, the Hungarian-born cellist synonymous with refinement as well as pedagogy, having taught thousands of cellists, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, IN. He was 88 years old.

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Opera Based on Real-Life Holocaust Survivors to Premiere

Saturday, April 27, 2013

There's a new opera premiering this month called Steal a Pencil for Me. It's about a real-life Jewish couple from the Netherlands who survived the Holocaust.

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Edvard Grieg: The Opera Composer That Might Have Been

Friday, April 26, 2013

There is a subset of orchestral composers who wrote gorgeous songs and had a clear understanding of the human voice, writes Fred Plotkin. One was Mahler. Another is Edvard Grieg.

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iTunes Celebrates a Decade, Faces New Challenges

Friday, April 26, 2013

When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out.

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Bayreuth Festival to Name New Managing Director

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Die Welt newspaper reports that Heinz Dieter Sense will become director of Bayreuth just as the Richard Wagner 200th anniversary year is picking up steam.

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Santa Fe Opera Taps Early-Music Specialist Harry Bicket

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Harry Bicket, the British star of the early music movement, is to be the next chief conductor of Santa Fe Opera, starting in October.

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On the Music: Eight Singers, One Song

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Old school or new, singers approach Schubert’s “An die Musik” with a variety of nuances, tempos and inflections. Fred Plotkin considers eight different approaches, with video examples.

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An 'Opera Teen' Builds an Internet Fan Base

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Before his appearance on the Operavore show this Saturday, we asked Harry Rose—aka Opera Teen—about his entry into the world of opera, where audiences are typically four times his age.

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Everest Records, 1950's Hi-Fi Label, Returns in Digital Form

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sometime in 1958 – amid the launch of the first Sputnik satellite, the invention of the laser and the debut of the hula-hoop – arrived Everest Records. It returns this week.

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Top Five Red Carpet Events for Opera Singers

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Academy Awards-like event debuts in London Monday. Whether the "Operas" eclipse some of the prestigious honors already out there for live performance remains to be seen. Here are five notable awards events.

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Video: Cellist Serenades Airplane Cabin at 39,000 Feet

Sunday, April 21, 2013

After several stories of run-ins involving cellists and airlines this year, now comes a more harmonious tale.

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The Operatic Cheesemonger

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Patrick Watson is both a trained opera singer and co-owner of Stinky Brooklyn, a cheese store in Carroll Gardens. His love of opera and cheese inspires Fred Plotkin to consider the two pursuits.

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Poll: Your Take on the Operavore Show

Friday, April 19, 2013

This January, WQXR launched the Operavore show, our weekly "radio magazine" on the world of opera. As we continue to fine-tune, we'd like to get your input.

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Watch: Boston Symphony Musicians Pay Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wearing running garb, Boston Symphony musicians paid tribute to the victims of the bombings during its concert Thursday night.

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Springtime Reading for Opera Lovers (Part II)

Friday, April 19, 2013

In the second of our two-part survey on new books for Operavores, we spotlight a book on the genesis of 15 great operas.

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Twitter Launches Music Service

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

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Watch: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Boston Memorial Service

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma arrived in Boston Thursday morning to perform in a memorial service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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