Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Royal Opera House in London hosted an Intelligence Squared debate on Sunday on the question of Verdi vs. Wagner, the full video of which has since been posted online.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
A musician named Ansel Wallenfang has created "Fantasy Football & Fugue," a video featuring a fugue built of NFL themes from the four networks that broadcast pro football games.
Friday, September 13, 2013
The Minnesota Orchestra unveiled its newly remodeled concert hall to the local news media on Thursday but don't buy your plane tickets to Minneapolis just yet.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Last month, a teenage French guitarist who goes by the name Tina S. released a video of herself playing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It quickly went viral.
Monday, September 09, 2013
A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.
Friday, September 06, 2013
During the Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop spoke on behalf of women conductors and Joyce DiDonato sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for gay rights.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
It’s the age-old problem of putting symphony orchestras on television: they're not as much fun to look at as to listen to. A new television series aims to overcome this.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Fall is always the most exciting time to be a classical music fan in New York City. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big fall concerts this year.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Thousands of R&B fans hoping to find Robin Thicke’s chart-topping hit "Blurred Lines" have been unexpectedly treated to a violin and harpsichord duet by an 86-year-old composer.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The unseasonable appearance of Christmas music in Pret à Manger shops this week was not the creep of the holiday retail season into August.
Friday, August 23, 2013
As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.
Friday, August 23, 2013
On the eve of the US Open, Roger Federer's sponsor Credit Suisse has released a new commercial featuring the tennis great trying his hand at the violin.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Google is featuring an animated doodle commemorating Debussy's 151st birthday. We present three archival performances, from 1911 and 1912, in his honor.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Participants in a new study — including highly trained musicians — were better able to identify the winners of competitions by watching silent video clips than by listening to audio recordings.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.