Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Several recent name-changing artists got us to wonder: which artist has the best nickname? Is it "Manny," "Pinky," "MTT?"
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Before he was "Lenny," Leonard Bernstein was originally Louis Bernstein. The violinist Midori was formerly Midori Gotō. And Nigel Kennedy attempted to go by his given name alone for a period.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Last year, the Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken took to the streets of Amsterdam, performing the music of Handel on a kind of rolling piano. See how it went down.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Once war-ravaged, this walled city on the Adriatic has undergone a heralded Renaissance in recent years. But less known is the fact that it hosts a 63-year-old summer festival.
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.