Amanda Angel

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Top Five Classical Takes on Patriotic Songs

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Composers from Stravinsky to Puccini and Ives have reinterpreted American patriotic anthems. In honor of Independence Day, here are five of our favorite classical takes on classic American songs.

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Top Five Interpreters of Gertrude Stein

Friday, June 27, 2014

Opera Theater of St. Louis premiered Ricky Ian Gordon's opera about Gertrude Stein. Gordon is only the latest composer to find a muse in Stein’s words and world; here are five others.

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Five Essential Rap and Classical Music Combos

Friday, June 20, 2014

If Sir Mix-A-Lot's recent appearance with the Seattle Symphony seemed like the ultimate in odd crossover pairings, think again. Here are five essential hip-hop/classical music mashups.

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Five Most Notorious Performances of Strauss's 'Dance of the Seven Veils'

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

For Strauss's birthday, how about a little dance? We've collected the top five infamous renditions of the lurid routine from Salome.

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Five Brazilian Music Figures Missing from the World Cup Opening Ceremony

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On June 12, the 2014 World Cup will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring several global pop acts. But no Brazilian classical music has been announced. Here are five suggestions.

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Top Five Incubators of New Music

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the New York Philharmonic launches its first biennial, in what promises to be an important showcase for new music every two years, here are five established festivals it joins as new music incubators.

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Top Five Most Scenic Music Festivals in North America

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This summer, millions of travelers will head to North America's most spectacular destinations, and more than a few will be bringing their instruments. Here are five scenic standouts.

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Top Five Drug-Inspired Classical Pieces

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Colorado Symphony's cannabis concerts raised several issues, among them, the fact that drugs have played a significant role in the creation of some classical compositions. Here are the top five.

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Top 5 Influential Moms in Classical Music

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In honor of Mother's Day, we're recognizing five moms who through their unflagging support and devotion shaped the future of classical music.

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Top 5 Audience Participatory Opera Experiences

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Standing room used to contain the cheapest seats, but more and more often it’s the only option for adventuresome opera fans around the world.

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Five Symphonic Storytellers You Need To Be Listening To

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair David Lang is overseeing a concert series called Collected Stories. Here are five other composers who made music a storytelling medium.

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Top 5 Sex-Obsessed Movies Scored to Classical Music

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

From "Nymphomaniac" to "Eyes Wide Shut," filmmakers have often mined the classical canon for music to match their erotic subject matter.  Here are our five best examples.

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The 5 Most Incredibly Dramatic Final Works By Composers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

These five works all show their composers at the height of their powers, even though they all would pass on shortly thereafter.

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Top 5 Cheekiest Classical Album Titles

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Most classical album covers consist of three things: The artist, the work and the composer. So when something comes out that breaks away from the norm, it creates attention.

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Top 5 Most Controversial Audience Behaviors

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

For some concertgoers, the concert hall a last bastion of decorum, but for others it’s an anachronism needing to loosen up. Here are five hotly debated subjects of concert etiquette.

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Top 5 Strange Possessions of Famous Composers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The fascination with the interiors of well-known artists' homes is nothing new, and possessions of long-deceased composers still captivate thousands of tourists who visit their former homes each year.

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Five Pivotal Ukrainian Classical Music Figures

Monday, March 10, 2014

With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world’s eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea. Here are five noteworthy artists from the country.

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Top 5 Oscar-Nominated Films that Would Make Great Operas

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.

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Top 5 Wintriest Works

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.

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Top Five Opera Scenes for Jaded Hearts

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.

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