Throwback Thursday: The Internet's Birth

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In life, it's important to look ahead. But once in a while, a glance in the rear-view mirror is a good idea. Today's throwback: the Internet's birth. 
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11 Scary Movies Made Even Scarier by Classical Music

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With shrieking violins, plaintive cellos, and spooky percussive sounds, these scary movie scores use classical music, or classical composers to bone-chilling effect.
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Remembering Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, Casa Italiana Founder

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Operavove blogger Fred Plotkin writes about Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, the founder of the Casa Italiana, who died suddenly on October 17 at the age of 89.
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Video: Metropolitan Opera Musicians, Staff Perform 'Meet the Mets'

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Before the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series, musicians and workers from the Met Opera gathered Tuesday morning on Lincoln Center Plaza.
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From the Archives: A Brooklyn Baseball Cantata

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As fans await the New York Mets' return to the World Series – the first time they've advanced since 2000 – it's worth recalling a famous baseball rivalry in New York City history.
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Lucerne Festival to Spotlight Women Conductors in 2016

Monday, October 26, 2015

After the BBC Proms gained much attention for a "glass ceiling"-breaking moment in 2013, it was perhaps inevitable that other festivals would take up the issue.
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Watch: Lost 1983 Martha Argerich Film Resurfaces Online

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The film combines impetuous performance footage with moody scenes of trees, clouds and the Chateau de Sceaux near Paris, where the selections were recorded.
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Director Colin Hanks on the Rise and Fall of Tower Records

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In a new documentary about Tower Records, we hear that the decision to open the first New York City store was driven in part by the need to serve classical music fans.
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10 Times When Musicians Played on Through Grueling Injuries

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's not only sports stars who have to overcome injuries and illnesses to perform well. These ten performers fought through both public and private maladies to satisfy fans.
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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Receives Record Gift of $4 Million

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known for having some of New York's most loyal classical music audiences. On Tuesday, a case of that loyalty paid off.
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Can Festivals Help Opera Companies Stay Fresh?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Opera Philadelphia on Tuesday announced what it calls a 12-day urban opera festival. But it's not the first company to shake up its season routine, as Fred Plotkin writes.
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South Korean Seong-Jin Cho Wins Chopin Piano Competition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea has won the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. See the pivotal performance.
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BMW Says New 5-Series Looks Like a 'Music Conductor in a Tuxedo'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical names have long been used by carmakers to suggest a sense of elegance or class. The latest effort comes from BMW.
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Philadelphia Orchestra Approves One-Year Musicians Contract

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The deal approved Monday increases the size of the ensemble from 95 to 96 members, while saving on health care costs.
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$100,000 Warner Music Prize Given to Augustin Hadelich

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

After weeks of questions about its future, the Warner Music Prize – worth $100,000 in cash – will be given out on Tuesday to the violinist Augustin Hadelich.
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Sneak Peek at Upcoming Opera About Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs

Monday, October 19, 2015

The battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs over the future of New York City will soon be the subject of an opera.
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News Recap: Boardroom Tumult, Cancellations Start Fall Classical Music Season

Monday, October 19, 2015

The fall season isn’t quite a month old, but what an eventful one it's been for classical music. If you've lost track, here's a rundown of where things stand.
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Mozart's 'I Want My Music Back' Letter Fetches $217,000 in Auction

Friday, October 16, 2015

A letter by Mozart seeking to reclaim some scores from a friend fetched $217,000 at an auction in Boston on Thursday.
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Giotto as an Operatic Inspiration

Friday, October 16, 2015

"What Bach is to music, Giotto is to Renaissance art and all that followed," writes Fred Plotkin in this appreciation of his dramatic paintings.
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Alan Silvestri on 'Back to the Future,' 'Forrest Gump' and His Hollywood Break

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has called Alan Silvestri his "creative soulmate" – a fitting description for the composer who has scored his films including "Back to the Future."
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