10 Times Classical Music Owned Facebook in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.
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Claude Frank, Patrician Pianist Specializing in Beethoven, Dies at 89

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claude Frank, a pianist known for his elegant, patrician renditions of the Austro-German repertory, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan.
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In Memoriam: Classical Musicians Who Died in 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

The year 2014 saw the passing of conductors and singers, directors and composers, among others who contributed to classical music.
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The Top 5 Essays on Classical Music of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

A number of journalists documented the tumultuous and at times inspiring year in classical music. Here are our favorite articles and essays from 2014.
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Simon Rattle: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For many years, conductor Simon Rattle resisted Tchaikovsky. But lately he's come around to the composer's charms. Here's why.
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'Mozart in the Jungle': Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Recap

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The new Amazon series, which sets out to expose the inner-workings of the classical music world, gets off to a promising start.
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Critics Choose Their Top Classical Albums of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's that time again: when music critics unveil their top 10 lists. Here is a look at current lists by several notable critics.
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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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