Amanda Angel

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New York Philharmonic Names Jaap van Zweden as Its New Music Director

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After nearly a year of speculation, the New York Philharmonic announced that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Jaap van Zweden will become its next music director.
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15 Masters Who Have Been Compared to Mozart

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In honor of Mozart's birthday on Jan. 27, here are 15 people whose excellence and productivity have resulted in their being mentioned in the same breath as the great composer.
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9 Works Written in Support of Civil Rights

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are nine works from classical music and opera that express the same themes that Dr. King personified.

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David Bowie's 7 Close Encounters with Opera

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Though his only realized theatrical work was the recent "Lazarus" musical, produced by New York Theater Workshop, Bowie did have several close encounters with opera.
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9 'Mozart in the Jungle' Scene-Stealing Cameos from Season 2

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" portrays the intriguing side of classical music, but it also uses real contemporary performers to do it.
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Looking Ahead: Classical Music Stories To Watch in 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

We look ahead at the important 2016 stories we will be following in the world of classical music.
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The 9 Most Popular Classical Music Videos of 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In 2015, popular videos from classical music artists and organizations reached new audiences. Here are some of the most popular of the year.
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9 Ways to Stream Beethoven During His Birthday Week

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We celebrate Beethoven's birthday this week with a trove of streaming content for you to discover. Watch Beethoven's "Fidelio," piano sonatas, symphonies and more.

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7 Hilarious Videos Celebrating P.D.Q. Bach

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Peter Schickele's first big performance as P.D.Q. Bach was 50 years ago this month. Help us celebrate his classical comedy with these videos before his anniversary concert at Town Hall.

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How to Celebrate Sibelius’s 150th in New York

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of composer Jean Sibelius's birth with music, videos and creativity and more. 

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17 Serious (And Not So Serious) Holiday Gifts For Classical Music Fans

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

From those who enjoy music to those who aspire to make it, here are 17 gifts that will please the music-lover on your list this holiday season.

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9 Pilgrimages of Classical Music and Opera

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WQXR blogger Amanda Angel counts down nine pilgrimage themes in classical and opera, included also is Charles Ives's Holiday Symphony for Thanksgiving.

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6 Videos Indulging Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Love of Opera

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

By now Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's love of opera is well known. Here are six examples of her indulging in opera.
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7 Dinner Parties Set to Classical Music

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blogger Amanda Angel writes about how classical music and food combine into a singular experience in locations around the world.

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Nine Classical Lullabies That Soothe Anxiety

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In this week of changing clocks and sleep adjustments, Amanda Angel reminds us of the power of lullabies to help us relax and even sleep.
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11 Scary Movies Made Even Scarier by Classical Music

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With shrieking violins, plaintive cellos, and spooky percussive sounds, these scary movie scores use classical music, or classical composers to bone-chilling effect.
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10 Times When Musicians Played on Through Grueling Injuries

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's not only sports stars who have to overcome injuries and illnesses to perform well. These ten performers fought through both public and private maladies to satisfy fans.
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Seven Uniquely Inspiring Residencies for Composers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hospitals, orphanages, parks, and science centers—these are not the normal places where you’d expect to find noted composers. But here are seven such programs.
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11 Yo-Yo Ma Collaborations You Must See

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

As he turns 60 on Wednesday, here are 11 standout videos of Yo-Yo Ma at work and play.
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7 Car-Crazy Classical Compositions

Thursday, October 01, 2015

George Gershwin famously included Parisian taxi horns in his An American in Paris; here are seven other classical music works about cars.
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