Amanda Angel

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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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Top Five Orchestras To Premiere New Works

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Even in tight economic times, some orchestras are finding a way to commission and premiere new music. Here are the top five.

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Top Five New Nonfiction Books About Classical Music

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Maestros, masterpieces, a minimalist and a modern instrument aren’t just highlights of the new classical music season — they’re subjects of a crop of new books about classical music.

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Top Five Classical Record Holders

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From fastest fingers to best-selling albums to the longest careers, we’ve compiled our five favorite classical record holders.

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Top Five Odes to Fall

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foliage turning colors, the shortening of days and harvest celebrations full of good food and drink: In honor of Friday’s autumnal equinox, we’ve compiled our top five odes to the fall.

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Top Five Fashion Statements in Classical Music

Monday, September 05, 2011

Now that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has moved its tent from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the relationship between classical music and style seems closer than ever. Here five fabulous fashion statements in music.

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Top Five Apocalypses in Classical Music

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Between earthquakes and hurricanes striking the East Coast, events have become somewhat apocalyptic lately. Coincidentally, there’s quite a playlist to accompany such tumultuous disasters. Here are our top five works of the apocalypse.

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Top Five Musical Clichés

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We look to music to express things that are true and sincere, ways to express our innermost feelings and bare our souls. But sometimes what was once meaningful becomes cliché. Here are the top five.

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Top Five Loudest Compositions

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fortissimo just isn’t enough for some people. To show just how ear-shatteringly bombastic some composers want their music played, they have been known to double, triple and even quadruple those fortes. Here are our top five.

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Top Five Critiques of Stravinsky

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Despite a momentous career, critics often hated on Stravinsky. As such, we’ve culled Nicolas Slonimsky’s book Lexicon of Musical Invective for the five top written critiques of Stravinsky. We can only imagine people said even worse.

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Top Five Composers by the Numbers

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It seems counterintuitive that something as intimate and personal as music can be created using a formula. But here are five composers who wrote compelling works using complex mathematical principles.

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Top Five Politically Outspoken Classical Musicians

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On July 5, Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica staged a concert in Strasbourg, France that championed the cause of Russian political prisoners. It followed a tradition of using music to carry political messages.

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Top Five National Anthems by Notable Composers

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There are a lot of anthems being sung this month with Canada Day, Bastille Day and Belgian National Day, not to mention July 4th all happening. Here are our top five anthems written by notable composers.

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