Stolen Viola Found Smashed in Vacant Lot

Friday, December 19, 2014

A $9,000 viola recently stolen from a musician near Philadelphia has been found smashed to pieces in a vacant lot.
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Playlist: From Copland to Golijov, Cuba's Influence on Classical Music

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Classical music's fascination with Cuba has been sporadic but easy to spot. As a diplomatic thaw begins, here are a dozen pieces to consider.
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New York City Ballet Names Andrew Litton Music Director

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York City Ballet announced on Tuesday that Andrew Litton will be its next music director.
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Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As music critics assemble their best-of 2014 lists, another, probably very different barometer of musical taste has been revealed.
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Enough of Handel's Messiah? Try One by Monty Python's Eric Idle

Monday, December 15, 2014

Eric Idle, the famous member of the absurdist-comedy collective Monty Python, talks with WQXR's Elliott Forrest about his work in comedy and classical music.
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Poll: What Was the Biggest Classical Music Story of 2014?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Next week our Conducting Business podcast will be looking back at 2014 with three top music critics. But first, we ask you to weigh in.
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New York Philharmonic Names Oscar Schafer Chairman

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hedge fund mogul Oscar S. Schafer, who has been the lead supporter of the New York Philharmonic's parks concerts since 2007, will become the next chairman of the orchestra's board.
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London's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Lauds First Woman

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the first time in its 25-year history, the first place prize in the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition has gone to a woman.
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Hélène Grimaud to Play 'Water Music' as Park Avenue Armory is Flooded

Monday, December 08, 2014

Debussy sought to create pieces that evoke the play of water. But a musician playing his work while ankle-deep in water is probably not what he had in mind.
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Holiday Music

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Think you know your Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs? Take our quiz to see how much you really know.
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Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center Gets $38 Million

Friday, December 05, 2014

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Friday announced a $38 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.  
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Grammys 2015: List of Classical Nominees

Friday, December 05, 2014

In-house orchestra labels had a particularly strong showing in the nominations for the 57th Grammy Awards, which were announced on Friday afternoon.
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New York Times Arts Critic Edward Rothstein to Take Buyout

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Edward Rothstein, a longtime critic at large at the New York Times and previously, one of its most prolific music critics, has accepted a buyout offer.
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WQXR's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 04, 2014

We've collected 15 notable gifts for the classical lover on your list this holiday season, for those who proudly wear their love of music on their sleeve to those who listen to it.
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Violinist's Comeback Recital Halted By Outburst at Coughing Child

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

An incident involving the violinist Kyung Wha Chung Tuesday night raises the ongoing question of how international artists should best handle audience distractions.
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New York Philharmonic and University of Michigan Announce Residency

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI, on Tuesday announced a three-season partnership.
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Wolfgang Rihm Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

Monday, December 01, 2014

A composition that celebrates a concert hall's "vineyard"-style seating design wins a major award.
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Classical Holiday Concerts for Every Taste in 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

From medieval Christmas fare to tuba carolers and countless versions of Handel's Messiah, here are some concerts around New York to help you get in the holiday spirit.
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Marina Abramović to Perform Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Provocative performance artist Marina Abramović and the young pianist Igor Levit are to collaborate on a presentation of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" in December 2015 at the Armory.
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Time for Three Bassist Denied Access to US Airways Flight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A bassist who says that his instrument was barred from a US Airways flight has taken his grievances to YouTube.
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