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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A Springtime Reading List for Opera Lovers (Part I)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

With springtime comes a bounty of new books for Operavores. In the first of two posts, we consider new books on urban history and a much-maligned composer’s modernity.

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Give Bruckner a Break! Staatskapelle Dresden Champions Disputed Composer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When the venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth to NYC, listeners will hear an ensemble completely comfortable with the composer's quirks and thrills.

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Blasphemy Conviction of Pianist Fazil Say Draws Sharp Reactions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The conviction of the pianist and composer Fazil Say for blasphemy over a series of Twitter messages has drawn outrage from human rights campaigners and many media outlets.

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Rocking the Cradle of Opera: Tough Times for Florence’s Maggio Musicale

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Florence's Maggio Musicale has suffered bombings, floods, managerial inattention and political maneuvering. But recent austerity measures in Italy are especially damaging, writes Fred Plotkin.

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Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer for Music

Monday, April 15, 2013

Caroline Shaw, a New York-based graduate student, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for her Partita for 8 Voices.

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Review: City Opera's Grand, Musically Uneven Moses in Egypt

Monday, April 15, 2013

The ages-old plea, “Let my people go,” took on immediate meaning when Rossini’s Moses in Egypt had concluded its second act and the Israelites were still captive, writes David Patrick Stearns.

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'Mad Men' Recap: Bellini's Norma and a Classical Radio Broadcast

Monday, April 15, 2013

For "Mad Men" viewers anticipating that a shift to 1968 in Season Six would bring a fresh batch of counter-cultural references, the show’s creators have so far managed to thwart any such expectations.

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Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard Wins Richard Tucker Award

Monday, April 15, 2013

Isabel Leonard, a mezzo-soprano from New York City, has won this year’s Richard Tucker Award, given annually to a promising American opera singer.

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English Conductor Colin Davis Dies at Age 85

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Colin Davis, the president of the London Symphony Orchestra and that orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, died Sunday at age 85 after a short illness.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Play Behind Bars

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Members of one of the classical music world's most celebrated orchestras will perform Sunday behind bars. Looking on will be celebrated conductor, Riccardo Muti.

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Small NYC Opera Companies Band Together in New Alliance

Saturday, April 13, 2013

There’s a new organization designed to serve New York City’s small, grassroots opera companies and their fans.

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