Amanda Angel

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No Joyce DiDonato National Anthem, but Here Are Five Other Must-See Versions

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Though DiDonato might have provided one of the most memorable versions of the national anthem, celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, we’ll revisit our five favorite renditions.
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Five Amazing Links Between Music and Biology

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 While the natural world has been a muse to composers, music in return has proven a boon to plants. We unearthed our following top five examples of how they relate.

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Five Notable Artists Who Moonlighted as 'Wedding Singers'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

While Yo-Yo Ma didn't bring his cello to his daughter's wedding, here are five weddings where extraordinary musicians did perform.

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The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.
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Top 5 Classical Music and Dance Collaborations This Fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This fall, a substantial number of projects being presented in New York offer potential excitement for both for both dance and music lovers, including these five.

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Top Five Works That Celebrate Scotland

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Since the 17th century Scotland has inspired composers both within and outside of its borders, including these five great works.

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Top 5 Storylines For Classical Music This Fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After a tumultuous summer for classical music fans, this fall already promises to throw a few curveballs our way.

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Five Notable Debuts to Catch in Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

As the new season begins, a new crop of musicians will introduce themselves to New York audiences. Here are five anticipated recital debuts over the next few months.

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Top 5 Infamous Classical Music Performances on 'The Simpsons'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Looking back at the history of the show, we’ve ranked five notorious classical music performances.

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Five Colorful Australian Composers You Should Know

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The recent death of the composer Peter Sculthorpe has prompted remembrances of his music, which often reflected his native Australia. With that in mind, here are five of the country’s most notable composers.


Top 5 Operas That Bury the Hatchet

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Blogger Amanda Angel collects the top 5 reconciliations in opera as New York fans of the opera await a resolution to The Met's labor negotiations.

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Five Musical Pastiches to Hear at the 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This year’s Mostly Mozart Festival includes performances of works based on Mozart’s output and works that Mozart arranged by others.


Five Notable Classical Musicians Who Served in World War I

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Several promising talents died at the front in World War I, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians who served.

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Top Five Most Triumphal Classical Works – Ever

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As Germany and Argentina prepare for the championship match, we’ve collected five works that would adequately celebrate the new victors.

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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. 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.