11 Composer Anniversaries and Birthdays to Celebrate in the 2015-16 Season

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Heading into the 2015–16 season, here are 11 anniversaries and birthdays to take mark of, from Satie and Dukas to Carlisle Floyd and Milton Babbitt.
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Airline Drops Pianist from In-Flight Entertainment Over Controversial Tweets

Thursday, August 27, 2015

KLM has dropped a pianist from its in-flight entertainment system after receiving complaints about her Twitter commentary.
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Aspen Music Festival Students Killed in Car Crash After Season Finale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Two student brass players who had recently performed in the season-finale concerts of the Aspen Music Festival died Monday night in a car crash.
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Composers' Super-Fans?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Forget Beliebers and Directioners. How about Mahlerians and Brucknerites? Take our quiz and see where you fall.
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Germany's Echo Klassik Awards Go To Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Echo Klassik Awards, the German classical music industry's biggest event, on Monday announced its 2015 winners.
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The Best 7 Classical Music Videos of Summer 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blogger Amanda Angel picks the seven most memorable classical music moments captured on video this summer.
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Classical Commute: Double Entendre

Sunday, August 16, 2015

All summer long, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: Double Entendre.
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Weekend Picks: Crossover Music for People Who Hate Crossover

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The debate over classical crossover music has been around almost since the term itself emerged sometime in the 1980s. Here are 3 releases that buck the connotations.
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Suspected Thief Said Nothing to Ex-Wife About Stradivarius

Friday, August 14, 2015

A suspected violin thief's wife had no idea that the case in her basement contained a famous Stradivarius that had been stolen in 1980.
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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado Talks New York Orchestras, Praetorius and Tweet Seats

Friday, August 14, 2015

The young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado has been on many critics' wish lists for a major orchestra post.
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John Scott, Organist Who Led Music at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, Dies at 59

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scott had returned from a European tour, reported not feeling well and was rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, where he died of a heart attack.
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Left-Handedness Leaves its Fingerprints All Over Classical Music

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In honor of Left Handers Day, host Jeff Spurgeon considers one violinist who had to switch hit out of necessity – and who thrived doing so.
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8 Female Classical Musicians Who Appear on Currency

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

As the U.S. government searches for a female figure to feature on the $10 bill, it's easy to look for inspiration from abroad.
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Seiji Ozawa Cancels Performances After Breaking Hip

Friday, August 07, 2015

The acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has been forced to cancel his appearances this month after falling and fracturing his hip.
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Video: In Airport Lounge, Soccer Player Turns Conductor

Friday, August 07, 2015

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra was performing at Glasgow Airport this week when a goalkeeper for the Celtic Football Club got a chance to pick up the baton.
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Stolen Stradivarius Violin Is Recovered After 35 Years

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone.
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8 Festivals for People Who Are Obsessed with Mozart

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

There are more ways to celebrate the boy genius than just Mostly Mozart. Try Mainly Mozart, OK Mozart and Mozart Week.
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Surgeons Perform Better with Music, Study Finds

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

If you are headed for the operating room, you’d better hope your surgeon is a music lover.
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Kevin Puts, Composer, Mork Superfan, Writes Tribute to Robin Williams

Monday, August 03, 2015

"I think the piece embodies his spirit and his humor and also the kind of darkness that is underneath," said Kevin Puts.
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Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons' Contract Through 2022

Monday, August 03, 2015

Less than a year after Andris Nelsons became the Boston Symphony's music director, the orchestra has taken the unusual step of extending his contract to eight years.
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