Orchestre de Paris Names Daniel Harding as Next Music Director

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With the new job, Harding becomes the top maestro at the Philharmonie de Paris, a dramatic new 2,400-seat hall on the northeastern edge of Paris.
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Classical Music Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The music of Beethoven, Puccini and especially Verdi can contribute to lowering blood pressure, according to a new study by Oxford University scientists.
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Apple Music Brings Change to Streaming, but Is It Enough?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
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Is Carl Nielsen the Most Underrated Composer of the 20th Century?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Several musicians and thinkers have argued this point. Tune in Tuesday for music celebrating the Danish composer's 150th birth anniversary and decide for yourself.
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New York Philharmonic Selects Anna Thorvaldsdottir for Emerging Composer Post

Monday, June 08, 2015

The New York Philharmonic has named Anna Thorvalsdottir as the newest Kravis Emerging Composer.
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Poignant 'Fun Home' Wins 2015 Best Musical Tony Award

Sunday, June 07, 2015

There's finally reason to be happy in a funeral home – "Fun Home" has won the best musical Tony Award.
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Apple Wants a Lead Role in Streaming Music

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Analysts and music-industry sources say Apple is gearing up to launch a streaming music service, aimed at winning back some of its lost customers.
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The Story of Carl Nielsen

Friday, June 05, 2015

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June 9th, 2015 marks the 150 year anniversary of Carl Nielsen's birth. 
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Music Critic: Why I Confiscated a Woman's Ringing Phone Mid-Concerto

Friday, June 05, 2015

When a cell phone began to ring during a concert in Vienna, one American critic reached over, took the phone out of the owner's hand, and pocketed it until intermission.
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Video: Broadway Casts of 'Lion King,' 'Aladdin' Sing Through LaGuardia Flight Delay

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The casts of "The Lion King" and "Aladdin" staged an a cappella sing-off at LaGuardia Airport Sunday night when storms delayed numerous flights.
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Park Avenue Armory Appoints Pierre Audi as New Artistic Director

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Park Avenue Armory has tapped Pierre Audi, the head of the Dutch National Opera, as its new artistic director.
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Margaret Juntwait, Former WNYC Host, Voice of Metropolitan Opera, Dies at 58

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Margaret Juntwait, the former WNYC announcer who became the first woman to host the Met broadcasts, has died.
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Future of New York's Chautauqua Amphitheater Sparks Divide

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A debate is underway over whether to go ahead with a plan to demolish and rebuild the open-air venue affectionately known as "the Amp."
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In World Soccer, a Handel Anthem Provides Timely Theme Music

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As scandal engulfs the world soccer governing body FIFA, a Handel coronation anthem provides an unlikely soundtrack.
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Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for New American Orchestra Festival

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and The Knights have been selected to participate in the inaugural SHIFT Festival.
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Emanuel Ax Demoted to Mere 'Accompanist' in Prank Video

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pianist Emanuel Ax – or "Yo-Yo Ma's accompanist" – is asked about awards he didn't win and the various "songs" that he performs.
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Polyphony Foundation Aims to Bridge Gaps Between Jewish and Arab Israelis

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A nonprofit aims to join Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through classical music training programs.
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Hair Strands of Mozart and Beethoven Expected to Fetch $18,000 in Auction

Monday, May 25, 2015

The hair strand belonging to Mozart has sold in an auction at Sotheby's for $51,825; the small lock of Beethoven's hair has sold for $8,125.
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Valery Gergiev Remains Top-Paid Cultural Figure in Russia

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Valery Gergiev leads a list of the top-paid cultural figures in Russia – out-earning nearly 800 leaders of theaters, museums, orchestras and circuses.
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After Cuba, Minnesota Orchestra Renews Contracts with Players, Vänskä

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Minnesota Orchestra said Tuesday that it has renewed its contracts with both its music director and its musicians, two days after returning from a whirlwind trip to Cuba.
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