Biopics Dominate Best Original Score Category

Friday, January 16, 2015

A couple of new nominees join two veteran of the Academy Award’s Best Original Score category that favored biopics this year.
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As Critics Weigh in, a Video Webcast from Philharmonie de Paris

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Watch the archive of the third gala opening concert from the Philharmonie de Paris, the new concert venue in Paris, and read a summary of reviews.
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Festival of North American Orchestras Planned for Washington, DC

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Armed with nearly a million dollars in seed funding, the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing arts have announced a new three-year festival of North American orchestras.
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Video Webcast: Opening Concert of the Philharmonie de Paris

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A concert venue opened Wednesday, the Philharmonie de Paris, with a dedication to those killed in last week's terrorist attacks. Watch the archived webcast.
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Listen: New York Philharmonic, London Musicians Pay Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Friday, January 09, 2015

In New York, London, Paris and other world cities, classical music organizations have honored the victims of the terrorist attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Violinist Sues Luthier for Snapping $80,000 Bow

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The violinist Leonidas Kavakos has sued a violin shop in Burbank, CA, claiming that the shop's owner snapped his bow, worth $80,000.
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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Announces Engagement to Concertmaster

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A couple's office romance drew attention during their orchestra's 15-month labor dispute, which ended last year.
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Piano Stores Closing as Fewer Children Taking up Instrument

Friday, January 02, 2015

Stores dedicated to selling pianos are dwindling as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard or a used piano.
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New Rules for Musical Instruments on Planes Take Flight

Thursday, January 01, 2015

After nearly three years in legal limbo, the government has finalized federal rules for bringing musical instruments onto commercial flights.
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10 Times Classical Music Owned Facebook in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.
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Claude Frank, Patrician Pianist Specializing in Beethoven, Dies at 89

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claude Frank, a pianist known for his elegant, patrician renditions of the Austro-German repertory, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan.
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In Memoriam: Classical Musicians Who Died in 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

The year 2014 saw the passing of conductors and singers, directors and composers, among others who contributed to classical music.
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The Top 5 Essays on Classical Music of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

A number of journalists documented the tumultuous and at times inspiring year in classical music. Here are our favorite articles and essays from 2014.
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Simon Rattle: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For many years, conductor Simon Rattle resisted Tchaikovsky. But lately he's come around to the composer's charms. Here's why.
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'Mozart in the Jungle': Season 1, Episodes 1-3 Recap

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The new Amazon series, which sets out to expose the inner-workings of the classical music world, gets off to a promising start.
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Critics Choose Their Top Classical Albums of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's that time again: when music critics unveil their top 10 lists. Here is a look at current lists by several notable critics.
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Stolen Viola Found Smashed in Vacant Lot

Friday, December 19, 2014

A $9,000 viola recently stolen from a musician near Philadelphia has been found smashed to pieces in a vacant lot.
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Playlist: From Copland to Golijov, Cuba's Influence on Classical Music

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Classical music's fascination with Cuba has been sporadic but easy to spot. As a diplomatic thaw begins, here are a dozen pieces to consider.
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New York City Ballet Names Andrew Litton Music Director

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York City Ballet announced on Tuesday that Andrew Litton will be its next music director.
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Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As music critics assemble their best-of 2014 lists, another, probably very different barometer of musical taste has been revealed.
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