Musicians Protest New Parking Rules Near Theater District

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Broadway musicians are protesting new parking rules they say make it more difficult to find spaces on Ninth Avenue, near the theater district.

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Poll: Who's Got the Best Nickname in Classical Music?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Several recent name-changing artists got us to wonder: which artist has the best nickname? Is it "Manny," "Pinky," "MTT?"

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Classical Musicians Change Names, Forcing Fans to Adapt

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Before he was "Lenny," Leonard Bernstein was originally Louis Bernstein. The violinist Midori was formerly Midori Gotō. And Nigel Kennedy attempted to go by his given name alone for a period.

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Pianist Van Cliburn Diagnosed with Cancer

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer and is resting comfortably at his Texas home, his publicist said Monday.

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Watch: Pianist Plays Handel on a Bike, Wins Amsterdam Prize

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last year, the Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken took to the streets of Amsterdam, performing the music of Handel on a kind of rolling piano. See how it went down.

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Labor Tensions Hit High Note at Atlanta Symphony

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Atlanta Symphony remains scheduled to make what has become an annual fall visit to Carnegie Hall but financial and labor troubles now plague the 67-year-old orchestra.

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Bring Back Liner Notes, Says Recording Academy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

As liner notes get scarce in the digital age, the Recording Academy wants fans to still be able to find out who the people are behind their favorite hit.

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In Dubrovnik, Croatia, a Music Festival with an Ancient Setting

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Once war-ravaged, this walled city on the Adriatic has undergone a heralded Renaissance in recent years. But less known is the fact that it hosts a 63-year-old summer festival. 

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Colony Records, Broadway Music Landmark, to Close

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Colony Records, the famed sheet music and memorabilia store on Broadway at 49th Street in Manhattan, will close its doors after 64 years. It is falling victim to a transfigured, digital world.

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Where's the Love for Debussy?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth on Wednesday is proving a bit more contentious than your average composer anniversary.

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Donal Henahan, Thought-Provoking Times Critic, Dies at 91

Monday, August 20, 2012

Donal Henahan, the music critic known for his spirited and thoughtful commentaries in nearly 25 years of writing for the New York Times, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91. 

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Marvin Hamlisch Loved Music And People Loved Him

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WQXR Host Naomi Lewin shares her impressions from Marvin Hamlisch's funeral.

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Clinton, Minnelli Among Stars at Hamlisch Funeral

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friends and admirers of Marvin Hamlisch including Bill Clinton and Ann-Margret gathered Tuesday in New York City to bid farewell to the celebrated songwriter hailed as "the people's composer."

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The Musical Life of Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In 1983, Helen Gurley Brown was a guest on WQXR’s radio program This Is My Music hosted by Lloyd Moss. Listen to this rare archived interview for her thoughts on music, sex and marriage.

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Ives's Music Lives On, and Many Feel His House Should, Too

Friday, August 10, 2012

Musicians and historians are searching for a benefactor to buy Charles Ives's former property in West Redding, CT, to rescue the home from the wrecking ball.

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Eight Composers Who Beat the Summer Heat

Friday, August 10, 2012

The first seven months of this year have been the hottest on record in the northeastern United States. Take comfort in the fact that things may have been worse for some of history’s great composers.

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies in Los Angeles at 68

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

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Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Dies at 94

Monday, August 06, 2012

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American violin legend Ruggiero Ricci has died at age 94. A devoted pedagogue, he made the first-ever recording of the unabridged Paganini Caprices, and went on to make several more.

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Cultural Mogul Martin Segal Dies at 96

Monday, August 06, 2012

Martin E. Segal, one of New York’s top cultural power brokers who held several positions with Lincoln Center, died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.

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Olympic Athletes Get Static Over Off-Brand Headphones

Friday, August 03, 2012

British Olympic chiefs have clamped down on a bit of guerrilla marketing that saw the country's athletes sporting stylish - but non sponsor-brand - headphones at the games.

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