Monday, August 20, 2012
Donal Henahan, the music critic known for his spirited and thoughtful commentaries in nearly 25 years of writing for the New York Times, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Musicians and historians are searching for a benefactor to buy Charles Ives's former property in West Redding, CT, to rescue the home from the wrecking ball.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.
Friday, August 03, 2012
LONDON (AP) —
British Olympic chiefs have clamped down on a bit of guerrilla marketing that saw the country's athletes sporting stylish - but non sponsor-brand - headphones at the games.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Once an aura of mystery surrounded pianist Nelson Freire in the U.S. But that's been changing. He talks with WQXR about his unlikely career.
Monday, July 30, 2012
A music fan named Bob Egan has launched a website to reveal the New York City locations of some famous album covers. See how he found the site of this classic cover.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Fans of British humor and classical music received a double surprise during Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.
Friday, July 27, 2012
When the U.S. synchronized swimming team sends a duet to the Olympic games this summer, music will consist of selections by John Williams and Aretha Franklin.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Three months after falling and fracturing his shoulder blade, the German conductor said that he's feeling "okay" and dismissed the significance of his early exit from the disabled list.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Jon Lord, the organist for the trailblazing rock band Deep Purple who later composed works for symphony orchestra and chorus, died Monday at 71.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
All this week the country has been celebrating American icon Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, which is Saturday. Check out these unusual "classical" versions of his songs.