Watch: Splended Mozart Flute Concerto Performed For the Very First Time

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

On the 225th anniversary of the death of the beloved composer, a never-performed Mozart composition premiere's at Turkey’s International Şefika Kutluer Festival.
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Top 20 Selling Classical and Crossover Albums of 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

Take a listen to 20 of the top-selling classical music releases as determined by sales and Nielsen data on Billboards top Classical charts in 2016.
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How Classical Elevated the Oscar-Winning Film 'Birdman'

Monday, December 05, 2016

The jarring juxtaposition of Antonio Sánchez’s improvised drumming with iconic pieces of classical music transformed much of Alejandro Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning film "Birdman."
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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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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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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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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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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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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 To Celebrate An Election Victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The election is finally over and your favored candidate emerged the champion. Here are five top-notch tunes that reflect the unbeatable feelings of sweet victory. 
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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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Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian Pianist and Conductor, Dies at 64

Monday, November 07, 2016

Zoltan Kocsis, a famed pianist and conductor and musical director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, has died. He was 64.
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When Donald Trump Analyzed Composer Steve Reich (And Failed)

Monday, November 07, 2016

It appears that at least one of the two candidates has waded into the history of contemporary classical music without the proper facts on hand.
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Cleveland Orchestra Strings Play Anthem at Series Finale

Thursday, November 03, 2016

While the Cleveland Indians did not prevail over the Cubs in the World Series finale, the city pulled out all the stops to make the contest a classy one. Watch the video.
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