Throwback Thursday: Friederich Nietzsche's Birthday

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On this date in the year 1844, in a small town near Leipzig, Germany, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born. The rest is (music) history.
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Pianist Yefim Bronfman Played Bartok Until His Fingers Bled

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Playing till your fingers bleed isn't just an expression. Just ask Yefim Bronfman.
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University of Michigan Unleashes New $100,000 Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance is starting a new chamber music competition – with the grand prize at $100,000.
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Seven Uniquely Inspiring Residencies for Composers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hospitals, orphanages, parks, and science centers—these are not the normal places where you’d expect to find noted composers. But here are seven such programs.
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Arts Groups of Color Plagued By Financial Strains, Study Says

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's one aspect of the racial divide in the United States that can be all too easily overlooked: the financial disparity between arts organizations of color and mainstream arts groups.
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Kirill Petrenko to Take Over Berlin Philharmonic in 2019

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kirill Petrenko will take over as chief conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2019. The orchestra had previously left open when he would start.
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Concertmaster's 19th Century Violin Seized at Russian Airport

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A 19th century violin belonging to the concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was seized by customs officers in Russia on Thursday as he tried to leave the country.
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Singers, Orchestra Take Stage for North Korea's Big Anniversary Fete

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Going to see North Korea's most popular musical groups is kind of like a night at the concert anywhere – except for just about everything.
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Timeline: Christopher Columbus in Classical Music

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Christopher Columbus's journeys to the New World were epic stories of exploration and exploitation – fodder for composers including Wagner, Glass and Donizetti.
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New York Philharmonic to Tour Boroughs During Hall Renovation, Says VanBesien

Friday, October 09, 2015

The New York Philharmonic is developing a "borough to borough" strategy for the two-year period when it is displaced from its home at David Geffen Hall.
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Study Reveals the Music That Americans Dislike Most

Friday, October 09, 2015

Americans are less likely to hate certain types of music than they were a generation ago. Yet the study also finds that classical music faces particular hurdles.
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Video: Page Turner Rescues Sonata From Sudden Failure

Friday, October 09, 2015

"Any news a page turner makes can only be bad," a critic once wrote. But with this tempest, the page turner is the evening's hero.
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Carnegie Hall Taps Mercedes Bass as Acting Board Chairman

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mercedes Bass, a longtime trustee of Carnegie Hall, was named its acting chairman on Thursday. She will run the organization until a successor to Ronald Perelman is chosen.
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Lincoln Center Calls on Frank Sinatra for Geffen Hall Gala

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are turning to the Chairman of the Board to raise funds towards the overhaul of David Geffen Hall.
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Classical Music for Comic Con: Super Heroes to Sci-Fi

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Here are ten songs to get you into the mood for the annual New York Comic Con event.
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Conductor Suffers Podium Injury, Minutes Before Bruckner Concert

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The conductor Dennis Russell Davies suffered a serious knee injury 30 minutes before a concert on Sunday night, forcing a last-minute substitution.
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Trailblazing Singer Roland Hayes Turned Struggles into Triumphs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The accomplishments of Roland Hayes, the first world-renowned African-American classical singer, have been overshadowed. But that may start to change.
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11 Yo-Yo Ma Collaborations You Must See

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

As he turns 60 on Wednesday, here are 11 standout videos of Yo-Yo Ma at work and play.
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Signum Quartet Wants Your 'Quartweets': Bite-Sized Pieces of 140 Notes or Less

Friday, October 02, 2015

The members of the Signum Quartet are tweeting with their instruments.
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7 Car-Crazy Classical Compositions

Thursday, October 01, 2015

George Gershwin famously included Parisian taxi horns in his An American in Paris; here are seven other classical music works about cars.
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