Collapsed East Harlem Building Owned by Piano Shop Proprietor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

One of two East Harlem buildings that collapsed Wednesday morning after an apparent explosion was owned by the proprietor of Absolute Piano, a neighborhood shop.

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'Mozart in the Jungle': Amazon Studios Picks Up Classical Music Tell-All

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mozart in the Jungle, oboist Blair Tindall's tell-all memoir of life as a freelance musician in New York City, will be made into a 10-episode series for Amazon Studios, Variety reported on Tuesday.

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Study: Audiences Identify Top Orchestras by Appearance More Than Sound

Monday, March 10, 2014

When it comes to judging a performance, audiences are just as likely to focus on an orchestra’s stage presence as its musical prowess, according to a newly-published study.

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Man Lauded as Japan Beethoven Sorry for Fake Work

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed that his famed compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.

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Boston Symphony Announces First Season with Andris Nelsons

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Andris Nelsons era at the Boston Symphony Orchestra began to take shape on Wednesday, as the BSO's 15th music director announced plans for his first season.

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New Owners Vow to Preserve Embattled Charles Ives House

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Nearly two years after a preservation battle began for Charles Ives's former Connecticut home, the new owners are speaking about it for the first time.

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Five Reasons Why C.P.E. Bach Matters

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Although C.P.E. has long been overshadowed by his famous dad, the 300th anniversary of his birth is an opportunity to get to know his standout compositions. Here are five reasons why he matters.

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David Robertson Renews Contract with St. Louis Symphony

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Conductor David Robertson has renewed his contract with the St. Louis Symphony through 2018, reflecting a national trend of major orchestras holding onto their long-serving music directors.

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Video: Protester Disrupts St. Petersburg Philharmonic Concert in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A concert Monday night in San Francisco by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic was interrupted by a gay rights activist.

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Documentary Short on Oldest Holocaust Survivor, Pianist Wins Oscar

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Lady in Number 6," a film portrait of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest classical pianist and Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.

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Leonard Slatkin: Why I Invited Listeners to Snap Photos During a Concert

Friday, February 28, 2014

Leonard Slatkin says he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date Florida tour by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.
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Little Orchestra Society Turns to Audiences to Select a New Name

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is looking to rename itself and is asking audiences for their input. "We’re looking at everything afresh," said the group's new music director.

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Paco de Lucia: A Flamenco Master's Foray into Classical Music

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paco de Lucia, widely considered to be the world's greatest flamenco guitarist, died on Wednesday at age 66, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Mexico.

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Cello Duo Scores YouTube Hit with Heavy-Metal Cover

Monday, February 24, 2014

The crossover cello duo known as 2Cellos has scored a viral video hit with a theatrical cover of the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.”

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Photos: Classical Musicians in the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The pianist Denis Matsuev, violist Yuri Bashmet, soprano Sumi Jo and conductor Valery Gergiev were among the performers in the Olympics closing ceremony.

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Christie's to Auction Van Cliburn Estate Items

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hundreds of items from the estate of the celebrated pianist Van Cliburn are scheduled to go up for auction next month. An 1869 Bechstein anyone?

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Gustavo Dudamel Responds to Furor Over Venezuela Concert

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gustavo Dudamel has responded to sharp criticism that he conducted a high-profile concert in his native Venezuela on the same day that anti-government protests in Caracas had spawned violent clashes.

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Watch: The Classical Music Comedy of Sid Caesar

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at age 91, is being remembered as a genius of television and comedy. Yet he had some serious musical experience too.

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Preservation Battles for Bach, Ives Homes Take Unusual Twists

Friday, February 14, 2014

While many former homes of history’s composers have been destroyed by war, natural disaster or workaday real estate development, campaigners have increasingly sought to preserve what remains.

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Stifle that Cough! Say Carnegie Hall Patrons

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

During Tuesday night's Carnegie Hall Live broadcast, we confronted several patrons in the hall's lobby to ask: What do you do when you have to cough at a concert?

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