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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This St. Patrick's Day, as you raise a glass, make it a melodious one with our top five brews that have or had ties to opera and classical music.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
There's little doubt about music’s power to convey feeling. Some composers go farther and try to express metaphysical and epistemological, not to mention esthetic ideals within their works.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jeremy Lin’s rise in sports is relatively unprecedented but musicians have periodically stepped in to replace an ailing star, and immediately started building their own legends.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It wouldn't be an Academy Awards season with out a snub -- perceived or real. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross can join the company of Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and Duke Ellington.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
While music might be the food of love, here are five pieces that may just make our hearts sick because they’ve become clichés.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Which classical artist won more statuettes than Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand and the Beatles combined? Check out our list to find out more.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Though sports and arts fall in separate sections of the newspaper, the pair come into contact frequently. Our favorite things the concert hall has adopted from the gridiron follow.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Chinese lore claims that the Year of the Dragon will be an auspicious one, full of particularly favorable happenings. We’ve gathered our favorite musical appearances of the mythological beast.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Youth orchestras are by no means a new invention and -- despite a challenging job market for musicians -- are responsible for ushering several great musicians into world-class careers. Here are five of the best:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Classical music is steeped in mythology -- from the Mozart Effect to the Curse of the Ninth Symphony. Here are five myths that continue to intrigue audiences.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Adios, Liszt and Mahler. With the New Year comes a new group of top composers (and one piece) that will be marking major milestones this year:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Throughout 2011 we’ve seen the inauguration of new festivals, the resuscitation of old ensembles and the collapse of much beloved institutions.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Here are our five favorite invocations of the famous "Hallelujah" chorus from film, television and YouTube, from hot dog commercials to flash mob renditions.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
From Disney’s Fantasia to phone commercials, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite pops up frequently. Here are our top five alternative Nutcrackers.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Feuds exist in sport, politics and art: both on the stage and behind the curtain. We’ve collected our five favorite fights from the classical music world.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
For a number of underprivileged children in New York the opportunity to learn an instrument or about Bach is limited. Likewise, aspiring musicians are struggling to pursue their careers in this shaky economy. Now that we’re in the gift-giving season, here are five charities that are devoted to instilling the love of music in children, and supporting future artists.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
For Thanksgiving 2010, WQXR asked a number of musicians about the one piece of music for which they are grateful. This year we polled artists on who they are grateful for.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
While expensive concert tickets and galas might suit the upper crust, many composers would have sympathized with the protestors’ ideals. Here are our top five works for the Occupy Wall Streeters:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Classical music has been shown to lower stress, make people smarter and provide a homeopathic sleep aid. What other benefits are lurking out there? Here are our top five side effects.
Friday, November 04, 2011
The details of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life seem scripted for a movie and filmmakers have noticed. We’ve compiled our top five films featuring Beethoven.