The Exquisite Musical Tastes of Author Haruki Murakami

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In celebration of Murakami’s latest book, a conversation on music with legendary Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, we present five of our favorite classical references in his works.
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Leonard Bernstein Makes His Carnegie Hall Debut With A Moment's Notice

Monday, November 14, 2016

On Nov. 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein was told that day he would be conducting the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall for the very first time. Watch Hershey Felder reenact that moment.
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This Choral Rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' is What We Need Right Now

Friday, November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter has died at age 82. See his most famous song, "Hallelujah," performed by Rufus Wainwright and a choir of 1,500 people.
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Watch: Jazz Pianist Art Tatum's Incredible Classical Improvs

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Art Tatum once blew away Vladimir Horowitz in a friendly piano throw-down. We present to you two incredible instances of Tatum improvising on classical pieces.
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Classical Music Can De-Stress Your Life (and Your Horse)

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Studies show that classical music can be good for your health. And if you are a horse owner, your steed could benefit from listening to classical music as much as you do. 
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5 Classical Pieces For the Sting of Election Defeat

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Losing is never fun, but we all feel the sting of defeat from time to time. Here are five works that will ease the pain of electoral defeat.
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5 Classical Pieces To Celebrate An Election Victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The election is finally over and your favored candidate emerged the champion. Here are five top-notch tunes that reflect the unbeatable feelings of sweet victory. 
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Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian Pianist and Conductor, Dies at 64

Monday, November 07, 2016

Zoltan Kocsis, a famed pianist and conductor and musical director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, has died. He was 64.
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When Donald Trump Analyzed Composer Steve Reich (And Failed)

Monday, November 07, 2016

It appears that at least one of the two candidates has waded into the history of contemporary classical music without the proper facts on hand.
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Cleveland Orchestra Strings Play Anthem at Series Finale

Thursday, November 03, 2016

While the Cleveland Indians did not prevail over the Cubs in the World Series finale, the city pulled out all the stops to make the contest a classy one. Watch the video.
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5 Marathon-Length Classical Works

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In the spirit of Sunday's New York City Marathon, we present a few classical "marathons"— pieces that are exceptionally long, grand in scale or take superhuman concentration to complete.
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Watch: 25 Bizarre Facts About Classical Music

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hay eating pianos, string quartets in helicopters, 20 minutes of a single note, Bach's eye surgery and more. These are some of the bizarre factoids to be discovered in this new video.
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Classical Music Videos to Help Us Chill During the Election

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

To help calm our election nerves, we've got a list of the best classical music videos that will chill our tempers and calm our nerves as election day approaches.
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Steve Hackman and The Art of the Classical Mashup

Monday, October 31, 2016

Steve Hackman, a Curtis Institute of Music-trained conductor and composer, has taken the musical mashup concept to a whole new level with pop songs woven into orchestrated classics.
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Met Cancels Performances After Someone Sprinkles Suspicious Powder on Orchestra

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Police say that the powder substance spread into the Met's orchestra pit Saturday, which halted "Guillaume Tell," may have been the ashes of an opera lover.
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Xian Zhang And New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Begin First Season Together

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Xian Zhang, the internationally acclaimed Chinese-American conductor, has her first concerts as music director of the NJSO this weekend.
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4 Classically Creepy Covers of the 'Halloween' Movie Theme

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween" and its soundtrack, which he composed, might be the scariest of all time. Here are some fun covers of the main theme. Boo!
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7 Spooky Classical Pieces For Your Halloween Playlist

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In the spirit of the season, we share these creepy classical jams that no Halloween playlist should be without. What are your favorites?
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Daughter of Composer Alberto Ginastera Opens Up

Monday, October 24, 2016

While she was preparing a new album to celebrate the work of composer Alberto Ginastera, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis met with his daughter, Georgina.
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The Extraordinary Power of Pianist Emil Gilels

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

During the recent 100th anniversary of his birth, we celebrate pianist Emil Gilels' uniquely humble and genuine voice, as well as his powerful piano performances.
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