Review: Kaija Saariaho Opera Walks On Artificial Water at the Met

Friday, December 02, 2016

Kaija Saariaho's "L'Amour de Loin" is one of the operatic wonders of our time, though the best efforts of the Met Opera didn't always reveal that to Thursday's opening night audience.
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NYC's Empire State Building Turns Blue For WQXR's 80th Anniversary

Friday, December 02, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3, the iconic Manhattan landmark will turn WQXR blue in honor of our 80 years of bringing the best classical music to New York City — and today around the world.
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Timeline: Discover WQXR's Historic 80 Years of Broadcasting

Friday, December 02, 2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3, WQXR turns 80! Here's a look back at the station's rich history of bringing great classical music to New York City and beyond.
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The Show Must Go On

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Sometimes one must brave uncertainty and forge ahead. Fred Plotkin shares some examples of performers that have done so under difficult circumstances.
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Watch: Yuja Wang's Mozart Encore That Everyone Is Sharing

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Yuja Wang just took apart and rebuilt Mozart's Rondo alla Turca in a truly unusual way and so we had to share it with you.
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Watch: Child Prodigy's Delightful 'Night Before Christmas' Composition

Monday, November 28, 2016

Watch this Christmas composition performed by child prodigy Alma Deutscher, whose original opera Cinderella debuts in December.
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The Ultimate Holiday Music Guide For New Yorkers

Friday, November 25, 2016

The holidays in New York are enriched every year with a whole host of concert performances, including a mess of Messiahs and other great music experiences.
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6 Great Classical Music 'Thank You' Compositions

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Some are memorials, some are full of love, but at the heart of them a profound “Thank You” can be heard. Here are six classical pieces that were written as a token of thanks.
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Gratitude, Just When We Need it Most

Monday, November 21, 2016

Acknowledging those people and things who contribute to the greater good makes us feel better and, yes, truly grateful, writes Fred Plotkin, especially for what is expressed in music.
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5 Classical Music Rivalries That Left Bad Blood

Monday, November 21, 2016

Even though the music makes you feel great, there were some composers who just couldn't get along. Here are five bad blood rivalries of classical music.
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Tanglewood's 2017 Season: Contemporary Pieces and New Outdoor Activities

Friday, November 18, 2016

The new BSO season at Tanglewood includes masterpieces, something for contemporary composition fans and new initiatives to engage concert-goers with the outdoors nearby.
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The Exquisite Musical Tastes of Author Haruki Murakami

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In celebration of Murakami’s latest book, a conversation on music with legendary Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, we present five of our favorite classical references in his works.
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Why It's More Difficult Than Ever to Become an Opera Singer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fred Plotkin on the many things opera singers must now do to launch, grow and sustain their careers outside knowledge, artistry and health.
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Review: Kathleen Battle Returns to the Met

Monday, November 14, 2016

Kathleen Battle's hyped return to the Metropolitan Opera began 30 minutes late. But once she started, she showed no signs of stopping.
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Leonard Bernstein Makes His Carnegie Hall Debut With A Moment's Notice

Monday, November 14, 2016

On Nov. 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein was told that day he would be conducting the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall for the very first time. Watch Hershey Felder reenact that moment.
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This Choral Rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' is What We Need Right Now

Friday, November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter has died at age 82. See his most famous song, "Hallelujah," performed by Rufus Wainwright and a choir of 1,500 people.
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Watch: Jazz Pianist Art Tatum's Incredible Classical Improvs

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Art Tatum once blew away Vladimir Horowitz in a friendly piano throw-down. We present to you two incredible instances of Tatum improvising on classical pieces.
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The Art of Listening

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Most of us hear but not all of us listen," says Operavore's Fred Plotkin. Find out how the skill of active listening can transform your experience with music and much more.
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Classical Music Can De-Stress Your Life (and Your Horse)

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Studies show that classical music can be good for your health. And if you are a horse owner, your steed could benefit from listening to classical music as much as you do. 
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5 Classical Pieces For the Sting of Election Defeat

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Losing is never fun, but we all feel the sting of defeat from time to time. Here are five works that will ease the pain of electoral defeat.
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