Though sports and arts fall in separate sections of the newspaper, the pair come into contact frequently. Our favorite things the concert hall has adopted from the gridiron follow.
With an on-stage protester and a hallucinatory staging of Bluebeard's Castle, a night at the Metropolitan Opera becomes unsettling, writes David Patrick Stearns.
Listen to the archived broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, performing pieces by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Scriabin.
On World of Opera, Lisa Simeone presents "Aureliano in Palmira" from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Mozart would have turned 259 this past Tuesday. With that in mind, here are three recordings to help you celebrate, featuring the Requiem, violin concertos and flute pieces.
Utterly original and new, the music of Kaija Saariaho is nevertheless recognizable as a successor to an old French tradition of rich lyricism and colorful orchestration.
30 Pieces in 30 Days
Throughout January, we took 30 pieces from WQXR's year-end Classical Countdown and offered 30 "next step" pieces chosen by music experts. Here's the full list.
- Conductor Collapses on Stage and Dies
- HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama
- Carnegie Hall to Mark 125th Anniversary in 2015-16 Season
- Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Indicted
- Video: The Knights' Orchestral Jam Session Yields Collaborative Piece
- Anti-Putin Protester Takes the Stage at Metropolitan Opera
- Review: A Strange Night at the Metropolitan Opera's Bluebeard and Iolanta
- The Russians Are Here: NYC's Passionate Concert-Goers
- Seeking a New Way to Price Tickets at the Metropolitan Opera
- Shades of Black and White and Very Little Gray