Celebrating Martina Arroyo, the Gift Who Keeps Giving Back

Thursday, February 02, 2017

On Martina Arroyo's 80th birthday, we not only remember her career, but thankfully acknowledge her continuing role in shaping the next generation of opera singers.
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Happy/Sad Songs Made Sad/Happy

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Some songs sound happy. Some songs sound sad. Pianist Vinheteiro takes the songs you know best and spins them around with a brand new feeling.
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6 Historical Figures Whose Side Hustle Was Composing Music

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Having a full time job is busy enough, but these notable names made daily life work while composing on the side.
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Singular Voices: George Michael

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pop singer George Michael passed away on Christmas Day. Fred Plotkin admired Michael's singing and the emotional connections with his audiences during performances.
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Learning Words and Music from the Masters

Friday, January 27, 2017

Fred Plotkin shares that master classes are a great way to learn about the art of singing.
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Watch: This Toddler Hearing 'Moonlight' Sonata is All of Us Right Now

Friday, January 27, 2017

This kid is all of us — at least when we listen to the music that really shakes us to our bones.
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Watch: Cellist Tim Smedley Uses His Music to Protest Tree Felling

Friday, January 27, 2017

You've heard of tree-huggers, but this cellist is using the voice of his instrument to make a powerful statement.
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'Zelda' Fans are Just as Excited about Music as Gameplay

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new trailer for the latest game in the long running "Legend of Zelda" series has fans reflecting on the music's enduring legacy.
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Step Inside the Life of LA Phil Pianist Joanne Pearce Martin

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In this short video, part of Mashable's "How She Works" series, we get a glimpse into the daily routine of pianist Joanne Pearce Martin.
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Unpacking the 2017 Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The 2017 Oscar nominations have arrived. Naturally, we couldn't wait to see what was in the running for best original score.
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Touching Documentary 'Joe's Violin' Nominated for Academy Award

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Joe's Violin," the touching story that played out over the course of WQXR's first instrument drive, has been nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary short subject.
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7 Stories that Show Mozart's Weird Genius

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mozart may have been a genius, but he was also a bit of a strange guy. Check out the stories behind these seven incredible compositions.
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Benjamin Zander Uses Chopin to Illustrate Classical's Emotional Impact

Monday, January 23, 2017

In this popular TED Talk, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra conductor Benjamin Zander uses his humor, piano and Chopin to show us how emotional classical music can be.
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Opera Stars in Public and in Private

Monday, January 23, 2017

Fred Plotkin remembers his conversations with Roberta Peters and how the private lives of singers serve to fuel their public performances in surprising ways.
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Remembering Roberta Peters, in Her Own Words

Friday, January 20, 2017

After the death of Roberta Peters at 86 on Thursday, we reflect on her legacy with a number of illuminating interviews from the archives.
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Watch: A Frigid Accordion Performance of Vivaldi's 'Winter'

Friday, January 20, 2017

Accordionist Milan Řehák camps out in the snowy outdoors to share his accordion arrangement of the first movement of "Winter" from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."
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Remembering Roberta Peters, a Soprano with Wide Appeal

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Soprano Roberta Peters, whose voice proved popular to all kinds of music lovers, has died at 86.
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Glen Roven to Premiere Star-Studded Operatic Work on Inauguration Day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The composer and conductor has set two of Hillary Clinton's speeches to music, with a bevy of notable opera and musical theater stars.
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Watch: Chabrier's 'España' Arranged as a Piano Duo

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Emmanuel Chabrier was born on Jan. 18, 1871. We're remembering his work by watching these four pianists take on his orchestral "España."
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7 Noteworthy Inaugurations Featuring Classical Music

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

With the nation's 58th inauguration ceremony scheduled for this week, let's revisit some recent inaugural events through the music performed there.
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