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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The silver screen has periodically been a source of inspiration for opera composers. Here are five of this year’s Academy Award-nominated films we believe could be sung on the stage.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Blogger Amanda Angel has had just about enough of this winter. She has gathered five works that best describe this brutally cold season.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
While several operas weave sincere tales of undying love, an equal number seem to undermine the actual notion of love and make fools of those who profess it.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
With the 2014 Winter Games starting this week, and figure skating inevitably at the center of the action, we’re celebrating our five best uses of classical music in Olympic skating performances.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
As the NFL takes over the tri-state area in anticipation of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, the grandiosity of this annual event seemed could be called operatic.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Pittsburgh Symphony is considering a return trip to Iran. If accomplished, it would be just the latest of goodwill tours that orchestras have taken to hostile nations, acting as cultural ambassadors.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Throughout human history, cultural thinkers have tried to find connections between the five senses. Now, some musicians are trying to intermingle sound, colors and scents.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Anyone traveling with an instrument, especially an expensive one-of-a-kind type model, knows the perils of flight. Here are five devastating accounts of air travel.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
The year 2014 brings about a new crop of honorees. Here are five anniversaries that classical music lovers should mark on their calendars.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Before the New Year rings in, here are our top 6—there is one tie—plus a few extra honorable mentions of our favorite written features about classical music from 2013.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For more than two centuries, composers have been writing children’s playthings into their scores. Here are five pieces that incorporate non-traditional instruments.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
There’s still time to get the perfect present for the classical music lover on your list.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Expressing thanks through music requires nuance—a challenge for any skilled composer. Luckily, there have been plenty of composers up to the task.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
On Friday, Benjamin Britten would have turned exactly 100 years old. Here are five ways to celebrate his life and legacy, including special programming on WQXR.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Despite the trend towards youth, these five conductors have shown both longevity and loyalty, becoming synonymous with the major ensembles they’re still leading.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mozart still faces rumors about his life, his genius and death. As the Month of Mozart kicks off, we dug up five of the most infamous myths and researched the facts behind these tales.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
It’s not pure coincidence that classical composers wind up on soundtracks to horror flicks and slasher movies. Their music can raise the hairs of listeners even without scary special effects.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As we reach the heart of the fall season, a lot of verbiage will be created around the musical topics. Here are five venues to catch these discussions over the next several weeks.