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Top Five Serial Operas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 "Serial," a series about a little-known murder case from 1999, has been called podcasting's first breakout hit. Opera composers have also been drawn to episodic series.
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Hélène Grimaud to Play 'Water Music' as Park Avenue Armory is Flooded

Monday, December 08, 2014

Debussy sought to create pieces that evoke the play of water. But a musician playing his work while ankle-deep in water is probably not what he had in mind.
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WQXR's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 04, 2014

We've collected 15 notable gifts for the classical lover on your list this holiday season, for those who proudly wear their love of music on their sleeve to those who listen to it.
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Top 5 Club Nights for Classical Music

Friday, November 21, 2014

With the New York launch of a new classical music club night series, the field of concerts in non-traditional music is growing. Here are five standouts.

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5 Ways to Know You're a Child of 1980s Classical Music

Friday, November 14, 2014

The 1980s broke down barriers in music. Rockers tried to cross into classical music, Andre Previn went jazz (again) and "Sesame Street" was a platform for classical artists.

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Top Five Feuds between Musicians and Their Critics

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The dispute over a pianist's review in the Washington Post is the latest in a long line of rifts between performers and critics. Just take a look at these five examples.
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Top Five Bach-Inspired Pop Hits

Friday, October 31, 2014

From the Beatles to numerous one-hit-wonders, Bach's music has inspired many pop artists over the years. Here are the five that received the most notice.

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No Joyce DiDonato National Anthem, but Here Are Five Other Must-See Versions

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Though DiDonato might have provided one of the most memorable versions of the national anthem, celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, we’ll revisit our five favorite renditions.
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Five Amazing Links Between Music and Biology

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 While the natural world has been a muse to composers, music in return has proven a boon to plants. We unearthed our following top five examples of how they relate.

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Five Notable Artists Who Moonlighted as 'Wedding Singers'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

While Yo-Yo Ma didn't bring his cello to his daughter's wedding, here are five weddings where extraordinary musicians did perform.

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The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.
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Top 5 Classical Music and Dance Collaborations This Fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This fall, a substantial number of projects being presented in New York offer potential excitement for both for both dance and music lovers, including these five.

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Top Five Works That Celebrate Scotland

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Since the 17th century Scotland has inspired composers both within and outside of its borders, including these five great works.

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Top 5 Storylines For Classical Music This Fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After a tumultuous summer for classical music fans, this fall already promises to throw a few curveballs our way.

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Five Notable Debuts to Catch in Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

As the new season begins, a new crop of musicians will introduce themselves to New York audiences. Here are five anticipated recital debuts over the next few months.

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Top 5 Infamous Classical Music Performances on 'The Simpsons'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Looking back at the history of the show, we’ve ranked five notorious classical music performances.

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Five Colorful Australian Composers You Should Know

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The recent death of the composer Peter Sculthorpe has prompted remembrances of his music, which often reflected his native Australia. With that in mind, here are five of the country’s most notable composers.

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Top 5 Operas That Bury the Hatchet

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Blogger Amanda Angel collects the top 5 reconciliations in opera as New York fans of the opera await a resolution to The Met's labor negotiations.

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Five Musical Pastiches to Hear at the 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This year’s Mostly Mozart Festival includes performances of works based on Mozart’s output and works that Mozart arranged by others.

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Five Notable Classical Musicians Who Served in World War I

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Several promising talents died at the front in World War I, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians who served.

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