Musicians Protest Use of Canned Music at Paul Taylor Dance Company

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

As musicians staged a rally in front of Lincoln Center Tuesday night, the dance company said that it doesn't currently have the resources to support it.

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'Sound of Noise' Film Portrays Musical Crime Spree

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Anyone who has gotten a chuckle from the pretensions of avant-garde music or the formalized rituals of orchestral concerts will surely recognize the humor in a film comedy from Sweden called "Sound of Noise.”

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L'Arpeggiata Takes Baroque Traditions off the Page

Monday, March 12, 2012

French period-instrument group L'Arpeggiata keeps feet in both the classical and the folk camps. Get a free download here.

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Fistfight Breaks out at Chicago Symphony Concert

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It was an unusual backdrop for a fistfight: Maestro Riccardo Muti was nearly through the second movement of Brahms Symphony No. 2 at the normally staid Chicago Symphony Orchestra when two patrons went at it. UPDATED 3/13.

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Behind the Rash of Tuba Thefts in California

Friday, March 09, 2012

They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets.

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Ozawa Joins Growing Number of Conductors on Disabled List

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lately the orchestra world's list of veteran conductors on the disabled list has been notably high, even for a profession that makes big demands on one's physical stamina.

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Golijov Defends Creative Process in Times Interview

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In the wake of the fracas over the authorship of his orchestral piece Sidereus, Osvaldo Golijov has broken his silence in an interview with the New York Times.

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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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