Sharon Isbin on Gay Marriage, Bach and Protecting Her Hands

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharon Isbin's resume is a long list of groundbreaking firsts. In an interview with WQXR's Elliott Forrest, the guitarist expresses her hope for another first this year.
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Pride Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ahead of Sunday's gay pride parade, we invite you to learn more about the history of LGBT composers through our quiz.
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Classical Music Collectibles to Be Auctioned off – on EBay

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An eBay auction features manuscripts, letters, signed photographs from Berlioz, Bernstein, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Genoud, Ravel and even Schubert.
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Valentina Lisitsa Gives Concert in Ukraine's Rebel-Held Donetsk

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The pianist gave an open-air concert Monday night in Donetsk, the rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine.
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Oscar-Winning 'Titanic' Composer James Horner Dead at 61

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

James Horner's singular sound graced some of the biggest moments in the history of movies.
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Plane in Fatal Crash Belonged to Oscar-Winning Composer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.
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Berlin Philharmonic Names Kirill Petrenko as Chief Conductor

Monday, June 22, 2015

The 43-year old Russian maestro Kirill Petrenko will succeed Simon Rattle as chief conductor and music director when Rattle steps down in 2018. 
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Gunther Schuller, Pioneer of Third Stream Jazz-Classical Fusion, Dies at 89

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller, the composer and performer who advocated a fusion of jazz and classical, died on Sunday.
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Hartford Symphony Musicians Rail Against Proposed 40% Pay Cuts

Friday, June 19, 2015

Musicians of Connecticut's largest orchestra have sharply criticized a new budget that they say calls for up to 40 percent cuts in their pay.
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Court Clears Violinist Vanessa-Mae in Olympic Ski Fixing Case

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was cleared by sport's highest court Friday of allegations she helped fix Alpine skiing races so she could qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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Composer Hopes to Put Listeners to Sleep with 8-Hour Piece

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

British composer is writing a piece intended to be heard while sleeping. Audience members will be asked to listen from beds rather than seats.
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A Photo History of the New York Philharmonic Parks Concerts

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The New York Philharmonic opens its 50th anniversary season of free summertime performances in New York City's parks Wednesday. Check out this photo history of the series.
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Google Signs Deals with Five Major Orchestras for New Online Music Store

Monday, June 15, 2015

Google has announced deals with five major orchestras to release exclusive recordings through a new classical music storefront on its Google Play Music store.
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A Pianist Played Until Her Fingers Bled – and the Internet Takes Notice

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In what looks like an image from a horror movie, a photo of a blood-stained piano keyboard has been making the rounds on social media since Friday.
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Review: Marion Cotillard a Memorable Warrior Saint at the New York Philharmonic

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Jeanne d’Arc au bucher" came off as a well-budgeted Bible pageant with a memorable lead portrayal, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Orchestre de Paris Names Daniel Harding as Next Music Director

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With the new job, Harding becomes the top maestro at the Philharmonie de Paris, a dramatic new 2,400-seat hall on the northeastern edge of Paris.
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Classical Music Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The music of Beethoven, Puccini and especially Verdi can contribute to lowering blood pressure, according to a new study by Oxford University scientists.
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Apple Music Brings Change to Streaming, but Is It Enough?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
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Is Carl Nielsen the Most Underrated Composer of the 20th Century?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Several musicians and thinkers have argued this point. Tune in Tuesday for music celebrating the Danish composer's 150th birth anniversary and decide for yourself.
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New York Philharmonic Selects Anna Thorvaldsdottir for Emerging Composer Post

Monday, June 08, 2015

The New York Philharmonic has named Anna Thorvalsdottir as the newest Kravis Emerging Composer.
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