Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Receives Record Gift of $4 Million

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known for having some of New York's most loyal classical music audiences. On Tuesday, a case of that loyalty paid off.
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South Korean Seong-Jin Cho Wins Chopin Piano Competition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea has won the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. See the pivotal performance.
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BMW Says New 5-Series Looks Like a 'Music Conductor in a Tuxedo'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical names have long been used by carmakers to suggest a sense of elegance or class. The latest effort comes from BMW.
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Philadelphia Orchestra Approves One-Year Musicians Contract

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The deal approved Monday increases the size of the ensemble from 95 to 96 members, while saving on health care costs.
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$100,000 Warner Music Prize Given to Augustin Hadelich

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

After weeks of questions about its future, the Warner Music Prize – worth $100,000 in cash – will be given out on Tuesday to the violinist Augustin Hadelich.
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News Recap: Boardroom Tumult, Cancellations Start Fall Classical Music Season

Monday, October 19, 2015

The fall season isn’t quite a month old, but what an eventful one it's been for classical music. If you've lost track, here's a rundown of where things stand.
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Mozart's 'I Want My Music Back' Letter Fetches $217,000 in Auction

Friday, October 16, 2015

A letter by Mozart seeking to reclaim some scores from a friend fetched $217,000 at an auction in Boston on Thursday.
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Alan Silvestri on 'Back to the Future,' 'Forrest Gump' and His Hollywood Break

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has called Alan Silvestri his "creative soulmate" – a fitting description for the composer who has scored his films including "Back to the Future."
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Throwback Thursday: Friederich Nietzsche's Birthday

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On this date in the year 1844, in a small town near Leipzig, Germany, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born. The rest is (music) history.
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University of Michigan Unleashes New $100,000 Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance is starting a new chamber music competition – with the grand prize at $100,000.
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Pianist Yefim Bronfman Played Bartok Until His Fingers Bled

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Playing till your fingers bleed isn't just an expression. Just ask Yefim Bronfman.
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Seven Uniquely Inspiring Residencies for Composers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hospitals, orphanages, parks, and science centers—these are not the normal places where you’d expect to find noted composers. But here are seven such programs.
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Arts Groups of Color Plagued By Financial Strains, Study Says

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's one aspect of the racial divide in the United States that can be all too easily overlooked: the financial disparity between arts organizations of color and mainstream arts groups.
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Kirill Petrenko to Take Over Berlin Philharmonic in 2019

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kirill Petrenko will take over as chief conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2019. The orchestra had previously left open when he would start.
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Concertmaster's 19th Century Violin Seized at Russian Airport

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A 19th century violin belonging to the concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was seized by customs officers in Russia on Thursday as he tried to leave the country.
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Singers, Orchestra Take Stage for North Korea's Big Anniversary Fete

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Going to see North Korea's most popular musical groups is kind of like a night at the concert anywhere – except for just about everything.
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Timeline: Christopher Columbus in Classical Music

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Christopher Columbus's journeys to the New World were epic stories of exploration and exploitation – fodder for composers including Wagner, Glass and Donizetti.
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New York Philharmonic to Tour Boroughs During Hall Renovation, Says VanBesien

Friday, October 09, 2015

The New York Philharmonic is developing a "borough to borough" strategy for the two-year period when it is displaced from its home at David Geffen Hall.
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Study Reveals the Music That Americans Dislike Most

Friday, October 09, 2015

Americans are less likely to hate certain types of music than they were a generation ago. Yet the study also finds that classical music faces particular hurdles.
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Video: Page Turner Rescues Sonata From Sudden Failure

Friday, October 09, 2015

"Any news a page turner makes can only be bad," a critic once wrote. But with this tempest, the page turner is the evening's hero.
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