Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Once an aura of mystery surrounded pianist Nelson Freire in the U.S. But that's been changing. He talks with WQXR about his unlikely career.
Monday, July 30, 2012
A music fan named Bob Egan has launched a website to reveal the New York City locations of some famous album covers. See how he found the site of this classic cover.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Fans of British humor and classical music received a double surprise during Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.
Friday, July 27, 2012
When the U.S. synchronized swimming team sends a duet to the Olympic games this summer, music will consist of selections by John Williams and Aretha Franklin.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Three months after falling and fracturing his shoulder blade, the German conductor said that he's feeling "okay" and dismissed the significance of his early exit from the disabled list.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Jon Lord, the organist for the trailblazing rock band Deep Purple who later composed works for symphony orchestra and chorus, died Monday at 71.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
All this week the country has been celebrating American icon Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, which is Saturday. Check out these unusual "classical" versions of his songs.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The world's largest and most prominent choir competition is coming to a close in southwest Ohio.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
At first, the tourists passing through Times Square were captivated by the giant video screens hanging overhead and the usual chaos of midtown. See what happened next.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Pieces by Rameau, Bach and Rachmaninoff are crashing onto Australian shores this summer with a new movie project that attempts to marry classical music and surfing.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
In the first six months of 2012, classical album sales dropped 18.1 percent to 3 million units, according to a mid-year report released Thursday.
Monday, July 02, 2012
After returning from the battlefields of Iraq, Christian Ellis found the only way to soothe the war wounds in his soul was by losing himself singing opera's powerful, haunting songs.
Monday, July 02, 2012
The New York Philharmonic offered some big sounds in its season-ending program, and served them up on a really big plate: the Drill Hall at the New York Armory. Jeff Spurgeon reports.