Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It's long been known that the London Symphony Orchestra almost traveled to the U.S. aboard the Titanic. Now, new details have emerged as to why the orchestra avoided the doomed liner.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Box office figures released Monday show that "The Lion King" last week swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from "The Phantom of the Opera."
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Composer Osvaldo Golijov's Sidereus sparked controversy recently, not just because it raised questions of originality but because it was funded through a consortium of 35 orchestras.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Twenty years ago, as mortar shells began raining down on Sarajevo, killing his friends and neighbors, Vedran Smajlovic did what he knew best to help the city: he played his cello at funerals, in bomb shelters and in the streets.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Watch this performance of Scarbo and tell us what you think: Is it the hardest piece ever? If not, what’s more difficult?
Monday, April 02, 2012
New Jersey has, in recent times, been mostly a backwater when it comes to start-up orchestras that specialize in contemporary programming and offbeat formats. But no longer.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Mstislav Rostropovich, the cellist and conductor who was an outspoken champion of artistic freedom in the Soviet Union, has been honored with a monument in downtown Moscow.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The play "The Morini Strad" explores the uneasy bond that develops between an ornery former violin prodigy and a violin maker whom she hires to restore and sell her precious Stradivarius.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mice with heart transplants survived nearly twice as long if they listened to classical music than pop tunes after an operation, according to Japanese researchers.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
An Atlanta-based nonprofit is planning to bring North Korea's national orchestra to the U.S. for a tour that would start in Atlanta, according to the group's president.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What does Bach "look like" to someone with synesthesia? Here's one pianist's hallucinogenic take on the condition, using a fugue by Bach.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Intermission during a choral music concert at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday featured more than the usual chitchat, pricey drinks and hurried trips to the restroom.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The American Idol of Opera, the Met's National Council Auditions, concluded on Sunday afternoon, yielding five winners from nine finalists.