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Top Five Classical DVDs of 2011 (So Far)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Before heading out to the beach or the country for some R&R this summer, we've put together a list of movies to watch just in case a rainy day or two keeps us indoors. Among them is a docu-drama on the life of Glenn Gould.

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Top Five Craziest Pops Headliners

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

As a salute to the orchestras that stepped outside the box when programming their concert seasons, here are our top five unlikely headliners -- from an ABBA tribute band to a NASA astronaut.

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Top Five Animal-Themed Works

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This week, the New York Philharmonic mounts Leos Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen in an anticipated, animal-themed production at Avery Fisher Hall. With no offense to Old Farmer MacDonald, here are our top five works with animals in starring roles.

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Top Five Most Influential Fathers of Music

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In honor of Father’s Day, we list our top five fathers who greatly influenced the course of Western music through their progeny, and their children’s spouses.

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The Top Five Outdoor Summer Concerts in New York City

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

After such a terribly long winter, it’s time to celebrate summer’s arrival. There's no better way to appreciate a balmy evening than taking in an outdoor concert in one of New York City’s parks. Here are our Top five picks.

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Seven Summer Festivals Where Music Isn't the Only Game in Town

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Even with an impressive concert lineup, a vacation centered around a summer music festival can be a little boring if there’s nothing else of interest nearby. As orchestras and opera companies start their summer seasons, here’s a handy guide for where to go to experience great music based on alternate leisure pursuits.

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Top Five Naval-Themed Works for Fleet Week

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It’s the time of year when beaches open, outdoor concerts begin and for hundreds of men and women in the Navy the time to spend six days in New York City for Fleet Week. Celebrate the week with our top five Naval-themed works of classical music.

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Top Five Works About Raging Thunderstorms

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

As New Yorkers slog through a week of gray skies and wet weather, we're saluting the top five depictions of storms in classical music -- from Beethoven to Strauss.

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Top Five Classical Music Apps

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Since we listed our Top Five Classical Music Apps in 2009, there's been an explosion in app development and devices that use them (iPad anyone?). Our new Top Five apps for the iPhone and iPad harness technology to enhance your musical consumption.

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Top Five Power Marriages

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Now that Kate and Will are a certified married couple, we look at some fruitful unions within classical music royalty with the Top 5 @ 105 power marriages.

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Top Five Passover Pieces

Thursday, April 21, 2011

From Handel to Korngold, we look at the works that document the Exodus, the Passover Seder and other Jewish traditions at this time of year. Here our the Top five Passover works of classical music.

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Top Five Quarreling Quartets

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The quartet has been compared to a marriage. Like matrimony, infighting, clashing personalities and disparate ambitions are just a few causes for strife, break-ups, but also beautiful music. Here are our top five quarreling string quartets.

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Top Five Classical Jokers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We’ve made it through the Ides of March in one piece, but now comes the true test: April Fools Day. In honor of this annual excuse for practical jokes, we’re looking at the best musical wisecrackers out there.

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Top 5 Non-Musical Irish Influences on Classical Music

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For a country with a robust musical heritage, Ireland is underrepresented in the classical music canon. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are our Top five non-musical Irish influences on classical music.

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Top Five Spots for a Surprise Serenade

Friday, March 11, 2011

Whether opera in a Lower East Side dive, chant in a Belgian beer bar, impromptu chamber performances in Chelsea Market, here are our Top Five surprise corners to listen to classical tunes.

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Top Five Women Composers

Thursday, March 03, 2011

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are a selection of ladies, who might be better known if they had been afforded the same opportunities available to their male counterparts.

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Top Five Film Scores that Thrive as Concert Works

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It takes a certain skill to compose a great film score. It takes an even more precise one to compose a great score that can be appreciated in a concert hall. Here are the top five scores that hold up on their own.

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Top Five Works About American Presidents

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It’s unfortunate to think that Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays were conflated into one Presidents’ Day, but on the other hand, it does give an excuse to celebrate all America’s leaders. Here are a top five.

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Top Five Valentine's Day Concerts

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Finding that Valentine’s Day performance that truly delivers a romantic evening without being banal or even worse, a rip-off, can be tough. To help out, we offer five Valentine’s Day performances that don’t compromise quality.

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Top Five Trailblazers

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re looking at individuals who helped break down racial barriers on stages, orchestra pits and podiums. Here are the top five black artists who broke barriers.

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