'All-Star Orchestra,' a Made-for-TV Symphony, Hits the Airwaves

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.

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Top Five Women Conductors on the Rise

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Last week, a Russian conductor landed in hot water after making disparaging remarks about women conductors. Here are five who rise above the controversy.
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Britain Mints New Coin for Benjamin Britten Centennial

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.

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Justice Ginsburg Officiates at Kennedy Center Chief's Wedding

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.

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Fall Preview: NYC's 20 Most Anticipated Classical Performances

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.

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Robin Thicke Hit Benefits Canadian Composer's 'Blurred Lines'

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.

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Pret à Manger Puzzles Customers with Christmas Music in August

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.

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Newly-Published Letters Portray Leonard Bernstein's Complex, Colorful Life

Friday, August 23, 2013

As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.

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Video: Roger Federer Trades Tennis Racket for Violin

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.

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On Claude Debussy's 151st Birthday, 3 Recordings From His Era

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.

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Study: When Judging Music Competitions, Looks Matter Most

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.

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Nearly 100 Composers Call for End to Minnesota Orchestra Lockout

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.

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Joshua Bell to Judge Miss America Pageant

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Along with their enthusiasm for travel and quest for world peace, Miss America contestants may wish to talk Kreisler and Sarasate this year.

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Steinway Stock Rises After a New Bidder Enters the Stakes

Monday, August 12, 2013

The stock of Steinway Musical Instruments hit an all-time high on Monday after the company received a new buyout offer.

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Orchestras Use New Video Technology, Courting a Younger Crowd

Monday, August 12, 2013

Video screens in concert halls have long been controversial. Now they're being joined by a new generation of digital effects and video art – the kind usually seen in Las Vegas spectacles.

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NY Public Library Selling 22,000 Vinyl LPs for $1 Each

Friday, August 09, 2013

Hundreds of vinyl-record aficionados descended on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Friday for a rare sale of LPs from the library's collection.

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Reddit, Read it? A Classical Music Community Emerges on Social News Site

Thursday, August 08, 2013

What started as low-budget link-sharing website for tech-savvy young people has spawned a growing classical music community.

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Pierre Boulez Breaks His Shoulder, Cancels in Lucerne

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The conductor Pierre Boulez has cancelled concerts on Sept. 7 and 9 at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland as the result of a broken shoulder.

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Lloyd Moss, WQXR Host for More Than 50 Years, Dies at 86

Monday, August 05, 2013

Lloyd Moss, a WQXR host of five decades who brought an irreverence and genial wit to the once staid universe of classical radio, died on Saturday.

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Foreclosure Averted, Nashville Symphony Now Faces Tough Labor Talks

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Two months after narrowly averting a foreclosure on its concert hall, the Nashville Symphony now faces difficult contract talks with its musicians.

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