Brian Wise

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Joshua Bell to Judge Miss America Pageant

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Along with their enthusiasm for travel and quest for world peace, Miss America contestants may wish to talk Kreisler and Sarasate this year.

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Orchestras Use New Video Technology, Courting a Younger Crowd

Monday, August 12, 2013

Video screens in concert halls have long been controversial. Now they're being joined by a new generation of digital effects and video art – the kind usually seen in Las Vegas spectacles.

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Director Deborah Warner Pulls Out of Met Opera's Season Opener

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera said on Tuesday that its season-opening production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by Fiona Shaw, after the director Deborah Warner pulled out.

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Lloyd Moss, WQXR Host for More Than 50 Years, Dies at 86

Monday, August 05, 2013

Lloyd Moss, a WQXR host of five decades who brought an irreverence and genial wit to the once staid universe of classical radio, died on Saturday.

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Mezzo-Soprano Sues Metropolitan Opera Over Stage Fall

Monday, August 05, 2013

The mezzo-soprano Wendy White is suing the Metropolitan Opera for a 2011 accident where a set collapsed from under her during performance of Faust, causing her to fall eight feet.

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Foreclosure Averted, Nashville Symphony Now Faces Tough Labor Talks

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Two months after narrowly averting a foreclosure on its concert hall, the Nashville Symphony now faces difficult contract talks with its musicians.

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Listen: Newly Discovered Early Pavarotti Recording to be Released

Friday, August 02, 2013

A recently-discovered recording of Luciano Pavarotti – believed to be the late tenor's first – will be commercially released in October. Hear a sample.

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A Russian Music Playlist for Edward Snowden

Thursday, August 01, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has time to read the classics. But what pieces of music should he download to get a feel for the Russian soul? We asked some experts for suggestions.

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Violinist Arrested for Playing Bach on Subway Platform

Monday, July 29, 2013

A violinist claims he was handcuffed for playing Bach's Third Partita on the platform of the Hunter College subway station Thursday – and spent four hours in custody as a result.
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At Aix-en-Provence Festival, Mediterranean Sunlight and Dark Themes

Monday, July 29, 2013

For its 65th edition, organizers of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence sought to demonstrate that the region's most established music festival has not grown staid and predictable.

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Poll: Is it Ethical for Musicians to Play During a Heat Wave?

Friday, July 26, 2013

How do you think orchestras should deal with hot weather? Must the show go on when temperatures near 100? Take our poll and share your thoughts.

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Wagner Week: Bayreuth Remains a Colorful, Controversial Mecca

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The 2013 edition of the Bayreuth Festival opens with a new production of the Ring Cycle that's expected to be as colorful and contentious as anything this annual event has seen.

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Antoine Wagner: How I Came to Know My Family Heritage

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Antoine Wagner, a photographer and filmmaker living in New York, has long had a special passion for shooting landscapes and nature. Then he learned about his famous relative.

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Tanglewood Festival's Disabled List Grows as Artists Drop Out

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Less than 24 hours after the Boston Symphony's incoming music director Andris Nelsons canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood due to a freak accident, the festival has announced two further cancellations.

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Wagner Explainer: Can We Separate the Man from His Music?

Monday, July 22, 2013

We've asked several Wagner scholars, conductors and critics about how they deal with issues around Wagner's troublesome character traits: his anti-Semitism, misogyny and narcissism.

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Can an iPad App Make You Love Liszt?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A new app designed for iPads gives users a chance to better understand Liszt's Sonata in B minor. It shows the English pianist Stephen Hough giving a complete performance.

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Carnegie Hall's New National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Debut

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall, is bringing together 120 students from 42 states. It debuts this week.

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Kickstarter vs. The NEA: Which Provides More Arts Funding?

Sunday, July 07, 2013

A talk last week at the Aspen Institute reignited a debate that has been circulating in the arts world over the past year: does the website Kickstarter raise more money for the arts than the federal government?

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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida Cheers on Andy Murray at Wimbledon Final

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sunday's Wimbledon final attracted a host of high-profile faces, including at least one from the world of classical music: bespectacled pianist Mitsuko Uchida was seen cheering in the royal box.

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Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities in Face of Military Coup

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As Egypt’s military ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, the country's largest performing arts institution took steps to avoid being swept into chaos.

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