National Recording Registry Adds Joan Tower's Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joan Tower's cheekily provocative responses to Aaron Copland are now preserved in the National Recording Registry.
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Opera Singers Among Victims of Germanwings Plane Crash

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Opera singers Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner were among the 150 people on board the plane that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps.
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Pierre Boulez at 90: Interviews from the NYPR Archives

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday, we spotlight his New York Public Radio appearances.
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Scratch-and-Win to Support Opera Companies?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An interesting option to help nonprofit arts organizations with particular needs is through a state or federal lottery, writes Fred Plotkin. Here's why.
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Keeping Classical Cool: Oldest US Arts Group Turns 200

Monday, March 23, 2015

Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society.
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Met Opera Names 2015 National Council Auditions Winners

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The largest talent contest in American opera, the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, concluded on Sunday, yielding five winners from nine finalists.
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Video: Ice-Cream Truck Plays Schoenberg on College Campus

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Earlier this month, the University of Southern California – where Schoenberg once taught – introduced a novel effort to disseminate his 12-tone music to the masses
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Met Museum's Marble Statues 'Star' in New Opera

Friday, March 20, 2015

The marble statues in the Met Museum's Vélez Blanco Patio are the stars of a new site-specific "video opera" based on La Celestina.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Wife File for Divorce

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gustavo Dudamel’s wife, Eloisa Maturen, has filed for divorce according to Los Angeles court records released Thursday. The couple has been married for nine years.
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Neat vs. Messy: Which is Better For Creativity?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are messy individuals more innovative? As thoughts turn to spring cleaning, here's how several composers have approached the question of neatness.
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Video: Bach Meets the Jackson 5 in Piano Guys' Video

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Say what you will about The Piano Guys – they know how to put together a video-ready classical mashup.
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Top Five Infamous Cases of Stage Fright

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new documentary “Seymour: An Introduction” looks at the life of the piano teacher Seymour Bernstein, who was afflicted by crippling stage fright. He wasn't alone.
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In Opera, If the Shoe Fits...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are reasons why opera singers need practical shoes, from daunting stage steps to sexy legs and short tenors. Fred Plotkin considers the role of footwear in opera.
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Five Musicians Receive Avery Fisher Career Grants

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, tune in for a one-hour radio version of the Avery Fisher Career Grants ceremony, recorded last month in The Greene Space.
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There's More to Irish Classical Music Than Folk Arrangements

Monday, March 16, 2015

If any nation was guilty of neglecting its musical heritage, Ireland is probably not it. Find out why, and check out WQXR's St. Patrick's Day programming lineup.
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Embattled Seoul Philharmonic Cancels U.S. Tour After Police Raid Offices

Monday, March 16, 2015

Days after police raided the offices of the Seoul Philharmonic, the Korean orchestra said Friday that it is cancelling its U.S. tour, which was scheduled for April.
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Wynton Marsalis Cancels Venezuela Shows, Youth Workshops Amid Rising Tensions

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The New York-based trumpeter and composer was scheduled to perform his "Swing Symphony" on Friday alongside the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
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Should New York City Opera Be Revived?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Is there a future for the New York City Opera or should it just be left to blessed memory? Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the current efforts to revive the company's name.
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Ethan Hawke: Live Concerts Are the Savior for Classical Music

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ethan Hawke, the actor recently nominated for an Oscar for "Boyhood," is back in movie theaters, but this time he's behind the camera.
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Kirill Gerstein on the Piano Concerto You've Been Hearing All Wrong

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The crashing piano chords that have endeared listeners to the opening of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 are probably not as the composer intended.
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