NY Prosecutor Says Composer Scammed for $20M

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Chappaqua man was indicted last week in a scam targeting Roger Davidson, a pianist and composer from Katonah, NY. The scam stretched over six years.

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Karita Mattila Bares Soul on the Recital Stage

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A Carnegie Hall recital heavy on French music this Saturday will offer a chance to catch the dramatic Finnish diva in a more intimate, stylized setting.

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City Opera Seeks Federal Mediator

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Nearly a week after declaring an impasse in negotiations with its orchestra and chorus, New York City Opera is looking into getting a federal mediator involved.

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New York Youth Symphony Announces New Music Director

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Joshua Gersen follows such past conductors as Leonard Slatkin, David Alan Miller and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

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Russian Billionaire's $5M Gift to Kennedy Center Suggests Trend

Monday, December 05, 2011

The news that a Russian tycoon has given the Kennedy Center $5 million likely came as little surprise in the philanthropy community.

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Philip Glass to Occupy Lincoln Center During His Own Opera

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Philip Glass says he will join Occupy Wall Street members tonight for a demonstration on Lincoln Center Plaza.

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New York City Opera Negotiations Break Down

Thursday, December 01, 2011

New York City Opera has declared an impasse in negotiations with the unions representing its orchestra and chorus, with the two sides unable to reach an agreement on wages and benefits.

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Riccardo Chailly Cancels Two Months of Performances

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Among the cancellations were two weeks in January with the Boston Symphony, where he is speculated to be a potential candidate to succeed James Levine.

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Critical Assaults on Beethoven

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As Beethoven Awareness Month wraps up, we’ve given a lot of praise to this great composer. But we want to provide coverage that's fair and balanced. And sometimes mean.

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Ken Russell, Film Director of Composer Biopics, dies at 84

Monday, November 28, 2011

The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced Monday, made films about Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Liszt.

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Beethoven’s Deafness: For Better or Worse – Or Neither?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Beethoven's deafness didn't stigmatize his music -- it made it better. At least that's popular belief. A new book attempts to separate myths from reality.

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Symphony Goers, Start Your Smart Phones

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Cincinnati Symphony has established a section of its concert hall where audience members can bring out their iPhones, Androids and tablets and Tweet along with the music.

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The Worst Beethoven Album Covers...Ever

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In the spirit of Beethoven Awareness Month, dare to check out our list of the worst crimes against album cover design when it comes to history's greatest composer.

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Olga Bloom, Founder of Bargemusic, Dies at 92

Friday, November 25, 2011

Olga Bloom, a violinist and violist who founded Bargemusic – which turned a sinister spot on the Brooklyn waterfront into one of New York’s most intimate venues -- died on Thanksgiving. She was 92.

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Montserrat Figueras, Soprano with an Ethereal Voice, Dies at 69

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Catalan soprano Montserrat Figueras, who brought a soulful voice to a broad swath of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque vocal music, died on Wednesday in Barcelona.

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Sound of Music comes to Salzburg

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Move over Mozart. Toes in Salzburg are tapping to a new beat as residents finally embrace the Hollywood musical that put them on the map nearly half a century ago.

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Two Dance Luminaries Take Big Leap with Ballet Next

Monday, November 21, 2011

A new ballet company, directed by two principal dancers of two major companies, made its debut Monday night at the Joyce Theater. WQXR's Janet Babin reports.

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Boston Symphony Announces 75th Anniversary Season at Tanglewood

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Boston Symphony will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood next summer with world premieres, concerts based on programs from its inaugural season and new media initiatives.

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A Mysteriously Lost Sibelius Symphony Emerges

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a new video featuring the Helsinki Philharmonic, sketches of what are believed to be Jean Sibelius's mysteriously unfinished Eighth Symphony are heard for the first time in history.

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Broadway's Porgy and Bess Drops New Happy Ending

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The forthcoming Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess has dropped plans for a new happy ending, following public criticism from composer Stephen Sondheim.

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