Amanda Angel

Amanda Angel appears in the following:

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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Top Five Classical Rivalries

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.

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Five Charities Devoted to Music Education

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.

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A Serving of Gratitude from Classical Musicians

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.

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Top Five Pieces For The 99 Percent

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:

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Top Five Studies on Classical Music and Health

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.

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Top Five Beethoven-Centric Movies

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.

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Top Five Classical Halloween Costumes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why blend into a crowd full of ghouls and goblins this Halloween when you can dress as a glamorous musician? Here are five options. And as a bonus: the top five costumes in opera.

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Top Five Places to Get Music With a Movie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Playing in venues from Avery Fisher Hall to Brighton Beach, here are our top five live-scored movies and where you can find them.

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