Detroit Symphony to Grace Carnegie Hall Festival

Monday, January 23, 2012

How does the Detroit Symphony Orchestra get to Carnegie Hall? Like everyone else - practice, practice, practice. But the Motor City musicians also added a little imagination.

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Once Destined For a City Dump, Cello Sells for More than $6 Million

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Stradivarius cello with a remarkable pedigree sold last week for more than $6 million to an anonymous arts patron in Montreal.

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City Opera Musicians Vote to Approve Contract

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New York City Opera's orchestra has approved a three-year contract deal, days after announcing it had reached a tentative agreement with the company's management.

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Prokofiev and Shostakovich: Public Domain No More

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Supreme Court has upheld a law giving US copyright protection to millions of works by foreign artists that had been freely available.

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Costa Concordia Violinist Died While Returning for Instrument

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Hungarian violinist who played in a trio aboard the ill-fated Costa Concordia was the first victim of the crash to be identified Wednesday.

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City Opera Strikes Deal with Musicians; Rehearsals to Resume

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

After months of rancorous negotiations, New York City Opera and its unions have reached a tentative contract agreement, allowing the 2012 season to proceed.

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Historical Musical Treasures Languish in Storage Vault

Monday, January 16, 2012

A massive cache of musical treasures that’s grown to include a fragile harp-piano, the pioneering Moog synthesizer and a famous theremin languishes in a Michigan storage vault.

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Baroque Bonanza: Juilliard Gets $20 Million For Early Music

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Juilliard School has received a $20 million gift from Bruce Kovner, the hedge fund titan who co-founded Caxton Associates, the conservatory announced on Monday.

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Classical Music Played on Stricken Italian Cruise Ship

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner, which ran aground off Italy’s Tuscan coast on Friday, was described by its owners as a floating "temple of fun" dedicated to entertainment and well-being.

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City Opera and Musicians Resume Talks

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New York City Opera and its musicians resumed talks on Saturday, just days after the company locked out the musicians after contract negotiations broke down last weekend.

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A Musical Movable Feast

Friday, January 13, 2012

A new organization is bringing chamber music to informal venues around the city, including restaurants, cafés and wine bars. Elliott Forrest reports from a former auto-repair shop.

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Carnegie Hall to Establish Youth Orchestra

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Carnegie Hall is establishing a youth orchestra called the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

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Wild Night at Philharmonic After Phone Interruption

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday night's New York Philharmonic performance of the Mahler Ninth was stopped dead by an audience member's iPhone. Read Naomi Lewin's account and take our poll.

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Watch: Classical Garbage Pickup

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Garbage trucks in Taiwan have a curious way of announcing their presence: by playing classical music standards like Beethoven’s Für Elise. Could this work in New York?

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'Vertigo' Star Kim Novak Slams 'The Artist' Over Music

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kim Novak accused the French makers of the Oscar-tipped silent film "The Artist" of "rape" Monday for using sections of Bernard Herrmann’s love theme from "Vertigo" in its score.

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Just How Deep are the Proposed Pay Cuts at City Opera?

Monday, January 09, 2012

New York City Opera's musicians say that the cash-strapped company wants to cut their salary to $5,000 annually. The company counters that the musicians would actually earn $11,855.

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Alexis Weissenberg, Distinctive Pianist, Dies at 82

Monday, January 09, 2012

Alexis Weissenberg, a Bulgarian pianist who spent time in a concentration camp and later performed with Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, died Sunday in Lugano, Switzerland at age 82.

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City Opera Musicians Locked Out as Mediation Fails

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The unions representing New York City Opera's orchestra and chorus say they won’t be showing up for the scheduled start of rehearsals on Monday morning after talks with a federal mediator broke down Saturday night.

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Opera Union Not Optimistic About Upcoming Talks

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The union that represents the New York City Opera chorus says it's not optimistic about contract negotiations this weekend.

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PayPal Under Fire for Purportedly Ordering Violin Destroyed

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A woman is out $2500 after PayPal allegedly ordered a customer to destroy an antique violin she had sold him, which he claimed was a fake.

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