Watch: Melodica Men Strike Again With 'Nutcracker Mini Suite'

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Just a few months after their immensely popular “Rite of Spring” arrangement, The Melodica Men are back with a “mini-suite” of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker!
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Oboist Katherine Needleman Shares a Special 'Jingle Bells' Performance

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal oboist breaks out two recorders for some silly Jingle Bell fun.
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Boston Pops Bring Holiday Joy With a Mannequin Challenge

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Laugh with the Boston Pops as they present their holiday-themed Mannequin Challenge.
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You Haven't Seen A Cloud Play a Piano Until Now

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The weather has always fascinated artist David Bowen. Now he's asking, "What does a cloud actually sound like?" His art installation, "Cloud Piano," looks for an answer.
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Can Algorithms Dream Up Bach Chorales? DeepBach Says Yes

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Two French computer scientists have created an algorithm that creates harmonies in the style of Bach. Do you think it sounds like the real thing?
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Celebrating the Music of Augusta Holmes

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On her 147th birthday, let's take a moment to remember the beautiful music of the talented French composer and pianist Augusta Holmès.
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How Beethoven Composed While Deaf

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Beethoven composed when he was deaf" might be the go-to did-you-know music fact, but seriously, how did he do it?
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Reality Star Soprano Jackie Evancho to Perform at Trump's Inauguration

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A 16-year old Jackie Evancho has been chosen to perform at Donald J. Trump's presidential inauguration next month.
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Art Exhibit Makes Use of Donated Instruments

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

An upcoming solo art show that repurposes found objects makes notable use of several unplayable instruments donated during the WQXR instrument drive.
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Watch: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Is Transformed Into a Cuban Rumba

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Composer Joachim Horsley reimagines the famed second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 as a Cuban rumba, to dazzling effect.
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Watch: This 'Star Wars' Ultimate Piano Medley Is Out of This World

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The latest "Star Wars" film hits theaters this week, so let's celebrate the franchise's fantastic music by re-visiting this awesome medley from pianist Sonya Belousova.
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Isabelle Faust Featured in Midday Mozart Takeover

Monday, December 12, 2016

This week, WQXR's Midday Mozart at noon will feature new recordings of Mozart's violin concertos, from a new recording by award-winning violinist Isabelle Faust.
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Best of 2016: Classical Christmas Albums

Monday, December 12, 2016

Here are a few of our favorite Christmas releases from 2016, ranging from intimate to magnificent.
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Watch This Piano Duo's Must-See 'Sleigh Ride' Video That Is Just Right

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Anderson and Roe cinematic music videos are well-known on YouTube. But you might have missed last year’s inventive and whimsical “Sleigh Ride" — it's a must-see.
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12 Significant Classical Music Events in 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

By no means were there only 12 significant events in the world of classical music this year. But here are some worthy of acknowledgement.
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Saxophone Ensemble Puts Fresh Spin on a Holiday Favorite

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Eastman Saxophone Project plays selections from The Nutcracker Suite, giving us a fresh interpretation of a reliable holiday classic.
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Keep Cozy With Groupmuse's Intimate Holiday Concerts

Friday, December 09, 2016

Groupmuse, a company focused on bringing talented performers from the concert hall to apartment living rooms, is proving to be a great way to embrace the holiday spirit.
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5 Musical Works Time Left Behind

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Some works from notable composers have been lost to time. Others still have surviving fragments, with which composers have tried to reconstruct the original.
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Christmas Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' Becomes An Opera

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Frank Capra's Christmas classic gets a modern update, as composer Jake Heggie takes "It's a Wonderful Life" to the Houston Grand Opera.
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Watch: Splendid Mozart Flute Concerto Performed For the Very First Time

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

On the 225th anniversary of the death of the beloved composer, a never-performed Mozart composition premiere's at Turkey’s International Şefika Kutluer Festival.
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