After Fiscal Woes, Trinity Church Revives Lunchtime Series

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Host Naomi Lewin reports on the return of Bach at One, the series from Trinity Wall Street that is back after a funding crisis put it on hiatus.

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Kennedy Center Plans Nordic Arts Festival in 2013

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Nordic artists will take over the Kennedy Center next year for a monthlong festival to cap a new season of programs in 2012 and 2013 that were announced Tuesday.

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New York Philharmonic and New Principal Clarinetist Part Ways

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ricardo Morales, the incoming principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, has resigned, citing family reasons.

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City Opera and Brooklyn Philharmonic Roll Out Campaigns to Sell Seasons

Monday, March 05, 2012

Here’s a closer look at the different ways in which they are marketing their first seasons on the road.

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Previously Unknown Mozart Piece Discovered in Austria

Sunday, March 04, 2012

A previously unknown piano piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been discovered by a music historian in Austria.

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Gergiev Appears in Putin Campaign Commercial

Friday, March 02, 2012

The conductor Valery Gergiev has made what appears to be a campaign ad for Vladimir Putin, who is expected to win Sunday's contentious presidential elections in Russia.

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Embattled Philadelphia Orchestra Extends CEO's Contract

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra's governing board has renewed the contract of president and CEO Alison Vulgamore for three years. Her salary is $450,000 annually, but perks bring it higher.

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Vienna Philharmonic to Bring Maazel’s 70-Minute 'Ring' to Carnegie Hall

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Can't sit through all 17 hours of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle? Consider then Lorin Maazel's "The Ring Without Words."

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Maurice André's Successor Describes his Singular Influence

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trumpeter Alison Balsom talks about her experience playing for Maurice André at a competition -- and about how he shaped the course of solo trumpet playing.

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Singing Terrorists: Death of Klinghoffer Gets London Premiere

Monday, February 27, 2012

No opera has been dogged by controversy over the last two decades as John Adams's 1991 work The Death of Klinghoffer. That was the case again this weekend at its London premiere.

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City Ballet Conductor Steps Down to Pursue European Career

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fayçal Karoui cited increasing conducting commitments abroad as too demanding to maintain the music director position.

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Howard Kissel, Longtime Arts Critic, Dies at 69

Monday, February 27, 2012

Howard Kissel, longtime cultural critic and classical music supporter, died Friday of complications due to a liver transplant. He was 69.

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Maurice André, Regarded as World's Greatest Solo Trumpeter, Dies at 78

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Maurice André, the son of French miner who sparked an international renaissance for the solo trumpet, died Saturday at age 78. André was praised for his bright tone and seemingly effortless virtuosity.

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Metropolitan Opera's 2012-13 Season Celebrates Wagner and Verdi Birthday Bicentennials

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera on Thursday evening announced its 2012-13 season, which will feature seven new productions – including two Met premieres – as well as 16 revivals and three complete Ring cycles.

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Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna: The Plot Thickens

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If only the plot worked, Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna, his debut opera, might be on track to becoming a real addition to the 21st-century canon.

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New York Philharmonic Announces New Season's Schedule

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The New York Philharmonic announced its upcoming 2012-13 season Wednesday morning, one that will feature the composer Christopher Rouse and the pianist Emanuel Ax.

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A Music Maker Happy to be a Conduit

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Adam Abeshouse has a job description that charts many paths: therapist and coach for hyper-sensitive artists; a "microphone junkie" who knows his gear; and a facilitator who understands how music should sound.

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A 21st-Century Orchestra Harkens Back to the 1890s

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This Friday at 8pm, WQXR offers a live broadcast from Carnegie Hall: Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.

It was that very piece that inspired the 12-year-old Rattle to become a conductor in the first place. Whether the orchestra’s 2010 live recording - or this Saturday’s live broadcast - achieve similar affect on others remains to be seen. Regardless, the developing relationship and choices of the Berlin Phil and its conductor/artistic director continue to captivate the classical music world.

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S. Korean Conductor Discusses Joint Concert with North

Monday, February 20, 2012

Myung-whun Chung, the prominent South Korean conductor, met with officials from North Korea in Beijing to discuss a joint orchestra performance in Pyongyang, local media reported Monday.

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Understanding a Career Killer: Focal Dystonia

Monday, February 20, 2012

About one to two percent of professional musicians will develop focal dystonia, potentially ruining their careers. Yet its precise cause remains unknown.

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