Brian Wise

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Poll: Has the 1812 Overture Lost its Boom?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Is the 1812 Overture going out of fashion as the fireworks soundtrack of choice for July Fourth? Is it time for the piece to be retired? Take our poll.

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Falstaff: When Verdi Found His Inner Comedian

Monday, July 02, 2012

Verdi's late opera is often described as an "autumnal comedy," reflecting a certain warmth and color that has the flavor of the composer's age and place in life. Find out why.

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Falstaff: When Verdi Found His Inner Comedian

Monday, July 02, 2012

"I don’t think Verdi had much of a sense of humor," F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of Opera News tells us. Yet he went on to create one of opera's most important comedies.

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Music App Songza Latest to Target Classical Listeners

Sunday, July 01, 2012

As the market for online services that stream music from computers and mobile devices expands, classical music listeners remain at least partly in companies' crosshairs.

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Lincoln Center to Make Avery Fisher Hall More Accessible

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lincoln Center has pledged to make Avery Fisher Hall more wheelchair accessible after the US Attorney filed a lawsuit against the arts complex.

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Puccini's Il Trittico

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick: name the three one-act operas included in Puccini’s Il Trittico. Give up? Now is your chance to learn with this, the first of a series of introductions to major operas, hosted by Midge Woolsey.

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Puccini's Il Trittico

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick: name the three one-act operas included in Puccini’s Il Trittico. Give up? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. No, we're not talking about Pagliacci – that’s by Leoncavallo. Cavalleria Rusticana isn’t one of them either – that’s by Mascagni.

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New York Philharmonic to Fill Armory with Surround-Sound Music

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The New York Philharmonic will perform spatial music at the Park Avenue Armory this weekend. In one piece, three orchestras will surround the audience. Another features eight groups.

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Regime Change at Juilliard Historical Performance Program

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monica Huggett, the director of Juilliard’s historical performance program since its inception in 2008, is stepping down, the school said on Monday. Replacing her as director will be Robert Mealy.

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Andrew Litton Named Artistic Advisor to Colorado Orchestra

Monday, June 25, 2012

Instead of hiring a full-time music director, the Colorado Symphony announced Monday that Andrew Litton will become its next "artistic adviser."

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Brigitte Engerer, French Pianist with a Russian Soul, Dies at 59

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brigitte Engerer, a French pianist who trained in Moscow and became known for her brilliant interpretations of French and Russian repertoire, died Saturday in Paris. 

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YouTube Pianist Plays Her Way to Royal Albert Hall

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If you've ever trawled YouTube for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Liszt’s Totentanz or Chopin’s 24 Etudes, chances are you've encountered a clip of Valentina Lisitsa.

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Dissonant Music Brings Out the Animal in You, UCLA Study Says

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is it about the big, earth-shattering climaxes in Mahler symphonies or the violent finales of Beethoven string quartets that gets audiences’ hearts racing?

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Colorado Symphony May Have Hired New York Conductor

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It would appear that someone at the orchestra inadvertently let the information slip out about their next music director.

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Israel Wagner Concert is Cancelled -- Again

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Israel Wagner Society thought it had found a suitable venue for a Wagner this coming Saturday at the Tel Aviv Hilton, but hotel officials reportedly changed their mind.

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'Mozart Effect' Author Don Campbell Dies at 65

Friday, June 08, 2012

Don Campbell, the author and entrepreneur whose best-selling books The Mozart Effect and The Mozart Effect for Children provocatively argued for music's power to build mental health, died June 2.

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Rocker Patti Smith's Top Five Operas

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Since the release of her debut album "Horses" in 1975, Patti Smith has created music rooted in noisy, primitive, three-chord rock & roll. Smith is also an opera lover.

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Maestro, the DJ is Ready for his Concerto

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A number of orchestras are betting on the idea that electronic sounds can coexist in an acoustic format, and theatrical young DJs can attract audiences otherwise put off by concert hall formality.

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Delaware Symphony to Suspend Next Season

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1929, has suspended operations for next season because of a lack of financial support.

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London Symphony is Told to Fake it at the Olympics

Monday, June 04, 2012

Musicians in the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to join the ranks of Milli Vanilli and mime their performance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

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