Classical Commute: Double Entendre

Sunday, August 16, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: Double Entendre.
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Weekend Picks: Crossover Music for People Who Hate Crossover

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The debate over classical crossover music has been around almost since the term itself emerged sometime in the 1980s. Here are 3 releases that buck the connotations.
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Suspected Thief Said Nothing to Ex-Wife About Stradivarius

Friday, August 14, 2015

A suspected violin thief's wife had no idea that the case in her basement contained a famous Stradivarius that had been stolen in 1980.
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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado Talks New York Orchestras, Praetorius and Tweet Seats

Friday, August 14, 2015

The young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado has been on many critics' wish lists for a major orchestra post.
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John Scott, Organist Who Led Music at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, Dies at 59

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scott had returned from a European tour, reported not feeling well and was rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, where he died of a heart attack.
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Left-Handedness Leaves its Fingerprints All Over Classical Music

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In honor of Left Handers Day, host Jeff Spurgeon considers one violinist who had to switch hit out of necessity – and who thrived doing so.
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8 Female Classical Musicians Who Appear on Currency

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

As the U.S. government searches for a female figure to feature on the $10 bill, it's easy to look for inspiration from abroad.
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Seiji Ozawa Cancels Performances After Breaking Hip

Friday, August 07, 2015

The acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has been forced to cancel his appearances this month after falling and fracturing his hip.
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Video: In Airport Lounge, Soccer Player Turns Conductor

Friday, August 07, 2015

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra was performing at Glasgow Airport this week when a goalkeeper for the Celtic Football Club got a chance to pick up the baton.
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Stolen Stradivarius Violin Is Recovered After 35 Years

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone.
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8 Festivals for People Who Are Obsessed with Mozart

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

There are more ways to celebrate the boy genius than just Mostly Mozart. Try Mainly Mozart, OK Mozart and Mozart Week.
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Surgeons Perform Better with Music, Study Finds

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

If you are headed for the operating room, you’d better hope your surgeon is a music lover.
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Kevin Puts, Composer, Mork Superfan, Writes Tribute to Robin Williams

Monday, August 03, 2015

"I think the piece embodies his spirit and his humor and also the kind of darkness that is underneath," said Kevin Puts.
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Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons' Contract Through 2022

Monday, August 03, 2015

Less than a year after Andris Nelsons became the Boston Symphony's music director, the orchestra has taken the unusual step of extending his contract to eight years.
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Classical Commute: James Graseck

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: violinist James Graseck.
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Poll: Who Wrote the Greatest 10th Symphony Ever?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Philip Glass is the latest composer to avoid the so-called "Curse of the Ninth Symphony" and write a 10th Symphony. What's your favorite?
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15 Rock and Pop Favorites from Serious Classical Musicians

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Not all classical musicians listen to classical music all the time. Here are some surprising acts that you’d find on their personal playlists.
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Watch: 5 Classical Music Gems from the Associated Press's Massive New YouTube Archive

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Associated Press and British Movietone recently published their extensive newsreel archives on YouTube.
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Your Musical Taste Says a Lot About How You Think, Says New Study

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whether you prefer Vivaldi or Metallica, Scriabin or Norah Jones, reveals a lot about the way you think, according to a new University of Cambridge study.
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Classical Commute: Emily Hopkins

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Today we are profiling a subway musician who makes our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music: Harpist, Emily Hopkins.
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