Classical Music's Highs and Lows in 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

In a world of change there were many uplifting moments provided by classical music in 2015. There were also moments of drama and turmoil inside the concert venue as well.
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Retrospective: The Light and Dark Side of John Williams' 'Star Wars' Score

Monday, December 14, 2015

In anticipation of the latest "Star Wars" film, we take a look back at some of the iconic themes present in John Williams' score.
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Classical Music in Unexpected Venues Such As ... A Harlem Crypt?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New York's alternative venues include Le Poisson Rouge and Roulette. We can now add The Crypt Sessions from the Church of the Intercession at 155th Street and Broadway to the list.
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Grammys 2016: List of Classical Nominees

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Grammy award nominations for 2016 have been announced. Read about the notable classical artists and recordings and see the full list of nominees.
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Xian Zhang Joins New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as Music Director

Monday, November 16, 2015

Xian Zhang will be the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 14th music director starting a four-year term in September 2016.
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Sir Simon Rattle 'Perspectives' brings Beethoven to Carnegie Hall

Friday, November 13, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 17 and spanning the week, the full Beethoven cycle arrives in New York as part of a two-year Perspectives series devoted to Rattle’s artistry at Carnegie Hall.
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Skyping Audience Member Disrupts Daniel Hope Performance

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Disruptive mobile device use during classical concerts reached a new level when an audience member began a video Skype session during a Daniel Hope performance.
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Nine Classical Lullabies That Soothe Anxiety

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In this week of changing clocks and sleep adjustments, Amanda Angel reminds us of the power of lullabies to help us relax and even sleep.
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Ethics Violations Identified In Several NPR Music and WQXR Reports

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NPR Music editors have determined that phrases in 10 stories filed jointly on the NPR Music and WQXR websites were copied from other sources without attribution.
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Throwback Thursday: The Internet's Birth

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In life, it's important to look ahead. But once in a while, a glance in the rear-view mirror is a good idea. Today's throwback: the Internet's birth. 
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11 Scary Movies Made Even Scarier by Classical Music

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With shrieking violins, plaintive cellos, and spooky percussive sounds, these scary movie scores use classical music, or classical composers to bone-chilling effect.
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Video: Metropolitan Opera Musicians, Staff Perform 'Meet the Mets'

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Before the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series, musicians and workers from the Met Opera gathered Tuesday morning on Lincoln Center Plaza.
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From the Archives: A Brooklyn Baseball Cantata

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As fans await the New York Mets' return to the World Series – the first time they've advanced since 2000 – it's worth recalling a famous baseball rivalry in New York City history.
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Lucerne Festival to Spotlight Women Conductors in 2016

Monday, October 26, 2015

After the BBC Proms gained much attention for a "glass ceiling"-breaking moment in 2013, it was perhaps inevitable that other festivals would take up the issue.
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Watch: Lost 1983 Martha Argerich Film Resurfaces Online

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The film combines impetuous performance footage with moody scenes of trees, clouds and the Chateau de Sceaux near Paris, where the selections were recorded.
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Director Colin Hanks on the Rise and Fall of Tower Records

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In a new documentary about Tower Records, we hear that the decision to open the first New York City store was driven in part by the need to serve classical music fans.
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10 Times When Musicians Played on Through Grueling Injuries

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's not only sports stars who have to overcome injuries and illnesses to perform well. These ten performers fought through both public and private maladies to satisfy fans.
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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Receives Record Gift of $4 Million

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known for having some of New York's most loyal classical music audiences. On Tuesday, a case of that loyalty paid off.
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South Korean Seong-Jin Cho Wins Chopin Piano Competition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea has won the career-paving 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. See the pivotal performance.
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BMW Says New 5-Series Looks Like a 'Music Conductor in a Tuxedo'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical names have long been used by carmakers to suggest a sense of elegance or class. The latest effort comes from BMW.
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