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Friday, August 24, 2012
A recent New York Times essay advocated for tough and incisive arts criticism. None of the nominees spent much time parsing new music but we've selected five who could write in a barbed style.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A recent study shows that people that listen to music at work are more productive. Here are our suggestions to help you get through the day.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
These five current performers stand out for taking risks on stage with energy and daring.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
As nations vie for athletic superiority at the London Olympics, the Greater London Authority has created an international measuring stick to assess a location’s cultural merit. See where New York ranks.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lip-synching, questionable arrangements and bruised national egos have marred the musical portion of the Olympics over the decades. Here are five musical controversies.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
We’ve collected five pieces initially though unplayable, but eventually were performed. Luckily, we listeners are the beneficiaries.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
From Leonard Bernstein's navy musical to Reich's evocation of downtown bustle, here are five great works New York composers have written about the Big Apple.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Austrian authorities recently announced they are investigating who stole Brahms’s and J. Strauss’s teeth from their grave sites. Here are five more notorious cases of exhumed skulls.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Computers have shown a prowess for chess and soccer, but composing music? The makers of DarwinTunes have designed a program to create "aesthetically pleasing chords and rhythms.” Here are five others.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Recently, a New York flutist had a scare when her instruments went temporarily missing. It inspires this list of the most notorious musical instrument thefts ever.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In honor of Father's Day we've gathered five musical dads and their supremely talented kids who are currently making pops proud across international stages.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Whether because of music’s intrinsic power or a distaste for its composers, the art form seems to be scrutinized more than others, as these five examples illustrate.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The tenor Jonas Kaufmann recently admitted that he lip synched his performance of the Champions League soccer match. But he's not the first to fake a performance. Here are our top five.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Along with independent movie theaters and sports stadiums, music festivals are no longer a culinary wasteland littered with funnel cakes and soft pretzels.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Now is the time of caps and gowns, Pomp and Circumstance and more than a few speeches offering worldly advice to this year’s crop of college graduates.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
As we celebrate Mother's Day, we take a look at some of the composers who commemorated these life-giving women in music with our top pieces for and about mom.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Whether generated by the appeal of reality television or the means of promoting talented musicians, competitions seem to be more popular than ever these days. While we’ll let the experts debate the worth of these contests, they certainly have made the careers of some musicians and also created scandals, of which we’ve collected the five most notorious:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This week, The Economist’s More Intelligent Life Web site began polling readers on “Which Instrument Is the Best?” We've come up with a list of our own, for the symphony orchestra.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
We’ve picked our top five musically inspired works of art hanging in New York museums, including art by Chagall, Picasso and Kandinsky.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Over the last century, the Titanic tragedy has spawned several books, movies, musicals and plenty of music. Here are five notable pieces.