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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How Classical Elevated the Oscar-Winning Film 'Birdman'

Monday, December 05, 2016

The jarring juxtaposition of Antonio Sánchez’s improvised drumming with iconic pieces of classical music transformed much of Alejandro Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning film "Birdman."
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Top 20 Selling Classical and Crossover Albums of 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

Take a listen to 20 of the top-selling classical music releases as determined by sales and Nielsen data on Billboards top Classical charts in 2016.
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NYC's Empire State Building Turns Blue For WQXR's 80th Anniversary

Friday, December 02, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3, the iconic Manhattan landmark will turn WQXR blue in honor of our 80 years of bringing the best classical music to New York City — and today around the world.
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Timeline: Discover WQXR's Historic 80 Years of Broadcasting

Friday, December 02, 2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3, WQXR turns 80! Here's a look back at the station's rich history of bringing great classical music to New York City and beyond.
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Watch: Yuja Wang's Mozart Encore That Everyone Is Sharing

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Yuja Wang just took apart and rebuilt Mozart's Rondo alla Turca in a truly unusual way and so we had to share it with you.
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Watch: Child Prodigy's Delightful 'Night Before Christmas' Composition

Monday, November 28, 2016

Watch this Christmas composition performed by child prodigy Alma Deutscher, whose original opera Cinderella debuts in December.
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6 Great Classical Music 'Thank You' Compositions

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Some are memorials, some are full of love, but at the heart of them a profound “Thank You” can be heard. Here are six classical pieces that were written as a token of thanks.
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5 Classical Music Rivalries That Left Bad Blood

Monday, November 21, 2016

Even though the music makes you feel great, there were some composers who just couldn't get along. Here are five bad blood rivalries of classical music.
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Tanglewood's 2017 Season: Contemporary Pieces and New Outdoor Activities

Friday, November 18, 2016

The new BSO season at Tanglewood includes masterpieces, something for contemporary composition fans and new initiatives to engage concert-goers with the outdoors nearby.
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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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