Amanda Angel

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Top Five Most Underrated Instruments

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.

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Top Five Musically-Inspired Paintings Displayed in New York

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.

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Top Five Pieces About the Titanic

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.

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Top Five Easter Week Performances

Monday, April 02, 2012

Whether it’s in spite of—or due to—the solemnity of the holiday, Easter and its lead up has inspired some of the greatest art in the Western canon. Here are five standouts.

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Top Five Digital Archive Projects in Classical Music

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A few organizations have been at the forefront in establishing enviable collections of freely-available manuscripts on the Web. Here are five standouts.

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Top Five Uses of Opera as a Plot Device in Cinema

Friday, March 23, 2012

The "Godfather" franchise, which turned 40 last week, will be forever connected to Pietro Mascagni’s Cavelleria rusticana. But Hollywood has long included live opera performances as plot devices.

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Top Five Beers for Classical Music Listeners

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.

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Top Five Composers as Deep Philosophers

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.

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Top Five 'Linspiring' Stories in Classical Music

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.

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Top Five Best Score Oscar Snubs

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.

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Top Five Romantic Clichés in Classical Music

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.

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Top Five Classical Grammy Winners of All Time

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.

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Top Five Links Between Classical Music and Football

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.

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Top Five Musical Appearances of Dragons

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.

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Top Five High-Powered Youth Orchestras

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:

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Top Five Myths Surrounding Classical Music

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.

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Top Five Special Anniversaries of 2012

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:

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Top Five Music News Stories of 2011

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.

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Top Five Pop Culture Versions of Handel's Messiah

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.

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Top Five Alternative Nutcrackers

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.

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