Conductor Zubin Mehta Honored by Israel's President

Monday, October 15, 2012

 Israel's president has recognized Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta for his contributions to Israeli society.

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Green-Wood Cemetery Unveils New Gottschalk Statue

Sunday, October 14, 2012

On Saturday, 142 years after his death, a crowd of about a hundred turned out for the unveiling of a new statue at Louis Moreau Gottschalk's grave in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

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Maestros on the Move: Appointments in Tokyo, Seattle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A job offer for the Tokyo Symphony is delivered after a concert on the way to the airport.

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Indianapolis Symphony Cancels Fifth Week of Concerts

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract negotiations with the musicians union remain deadlocked.

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Howard H. Scott, Godfather of the LP, Classical Producer, Dies at 92

Monday, October 08, 2012

Howard H. Scott, a producer known for his recordings of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, pianist Glenn Gould and violinist Isaac Stern, has died.

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Which Pieces Give You the Chills?

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Movies on the Radio begins a month-long series devoted to horror film soundtracks that “chill spines.” But just what is it that causes a piece of music to create a tingling in the spine?

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Lincoln Center to Install 700-Pound Door for Stockhausen Piece

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The lengths that presenters and orchestras will go to present a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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Watch: Placido Domingo Sings on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Placido Domingo took time out of his operatic schedule Tuesday night to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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Labor Standoffs Silence Orchestras in Minnesota, Indy

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Across the country, symphony and chamber orchestra executives have cited flat ticket sales and slumping private support as they seek major pay concessions from musicians.

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2012 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded to Flutist, Bowmaker, Mandolinist

Monday, October 01, 2012

The flutist Claire Chase, bow maker Benoit Rolland and mandolin player Chris Thile are among the recipients of this year's "genius grants."

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When the Yankees Sponsored Symphonies on WQXR

Monday, October 01, 2012

In 1947, WQXR signed on the New York Yankees to sponsor an hour of symphonic music every afternoon in an attempt to lure baseball fans to classical music.

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'Carmina Burana': Orff's Vibrant Cantata Intertwined with Nazi Debate

Monday, October 01, 2012

It is one of classical music's hardiest creatures, repeatedly set loose across concert halls, recording studios and the landscape of popular entertainment.

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Rochester Philharmonic Facing $700K Deficit

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, started by Kodak founder George Eastman 90 years ago, is facing an operating deficit that could exceed $700,000.

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Green-Wood Cemetery Restores Composer's Vandalized Tomb

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is to unveil a new statue that will sit atop the tomb of the composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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Pop-Up Concert: Matt Haimovitz Performs Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 on The High Line

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As the summer of 2012 drew to a close, WQXR hit the outdoors for one last summer concert performance. This one took place above the streets and city din of Chelsea.

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Chicago Symphony Strike Settlement Allows Carnegie Hall Concerts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ratified a three-year labor contract Tuesday morning, ending a two-day strike and clearing the way for next week’s three concerts at Carnegie Hall.

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Reynold Levy Stepping Down as President of Lincoln Center

Monday, September 24, 2012

Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, announced on Monday that he will step down at the end of 2013.

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Early-Music Field Embraces ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Spinoffs

Monday, September 24, 2012

The appearance last week of “Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album” at the top of the Billboard charts has found a notably enthusiastic audience: performers and scholars of early music.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians on Strike

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, just ten days before a scheduled three-night run at Carnegie Hall, which includes the hall's opening night gala.

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