Brian Wise

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Orchestra Watch: Seattle Symphony May Strike; Philly Saves the Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In this season of discontent, it can be hard to keep up with the changes so we're introducing Orchestra Watch, a new weekly look at the country’s hotspots.

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Green-Wood Cemetery Unveils New Gottschalk Statue

Sunday, October 14, 2012

On Saturday, 142 years after his death, a crowd of about a hundred turned out for the unveiling of a new statue at Louis Moreau Gottschalk's grave in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

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Maestros on the Move: Appointments in Tokyo, Seattle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A job offer for the Tokyo Symphony is delivered after a concert on the way to the airport.

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Howard H. Scott, Godfather of the LP, Classical Producer, Dies at 92

Monday, October 08, 2012

Howard H. Scott, a producer known for his recordings of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, pianist Glenn Gould and violinist Isaac Stern, has died.

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Which Pieces Give You the Chills?

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Movies on the Radio begins a month-long series devoted to horror film soundtracks that “chill spines.” But just what is it that causes a piece of music to create a tingling in the spine?

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Lincoln Center to Install 700-Pound Door for Stockhausen Piece

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The lengths that presenters and orchestras will go to present a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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2012 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded to Flutist, Bowmaker, Mandolinist

Monday, October 01, 2012

The flutist Claire Chase, bow maker Benoit Rolland and mandolin player Chris Thile are among the recipients of this year's "genius grants."

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'Carmina Burana': Orff's Vibrant Cantata Intertwined with Nazi Debate

Monday, October 01, 2012

It is one of classical music's hardiest creatures, repeatedly set loose across concert halls, recording studios and the landscape of popular entertainment.

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Green-Wood Cemetery Restores Composer's Vandalized Tomb

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is to unveil a new statue that will sit atop the tomb of the composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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Chicago Symphony Strike Settlement Allows Carnegie Hall Concerts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ratified a three-year labor contract Tuesday morning, ending a two-day strike and clearing the way for next week’s three concerts at Carnegie Hall.

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Reynold Levy Stepping Down as President of Lincoln Center

Monday, September 24, 2012

Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, announced on Monday that he will step down at the end of 2013.

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Early-Music Field Embraces ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Spinoffs

Monday, September 24, 2012

The appearance last week of “Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album” at the top of the Billboard charts has found a notably enthusiastic audience: performers and scholars of early music.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians on Strike

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, just ten days before a scheduled three-night run at Carnegie Hall, which includes the hall's opening night gala.

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With New Theater, BAM Becomes Three-Ring Music Campus

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Brooklyn Academy of Music opened a new theater on its campus earlier this month. Musicians hope that it will provide a platform for cross-disciplinary musical work.

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Embattled Charles Ives House to Be Sold, Says Society

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Preservationists' attempts to purchase the former home of Charles Ives and turn it into an artists' retreat appear to have reached a sudden coda.

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On Clara Schumann's Birthday, Debating the Status of Female Composers

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Has Clara Schumann's work achieved its rightful place in the canon? How about Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach or Lili Boulanger? Take our poll and leave your comments.

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'A Late Quartet,' Film About NYC String Quartet, Premieres in Toronto

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The film, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir, got its premiere on Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer here.

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Fall Preview 2012: Twelve Classical Concerts to Hear This Season

Monday, September 10, 2012

Presidential elections will inevitably steal the national spotlight this autumn. But there's plenty of on-stage drama to be found in New York's concert halls this season too.

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How to Make a Modern Violin Sound Like a Strad: Just add Fungus

Saturday, September 08, 2012

More than a deadly menace to trees, two species of fungi may also help unlock the secrets of the great 18th-century Italian violins.

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