Brian Wise appears in the following:
Friday, February 25, 2011
The 23-year-old Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performs live in the WQXR Cafe, and explains why mental toughness is the key to mastering the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
“The King’s Speech,” which won four Oscars on Sunday, punctuates a pivotal scene with a famous classical work – Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Yet its very prominence has fueled a growing online debate about the intent of the film's creators.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Detroit Symphony has suspended the remainder of its performance season after striking musicians rejected the latest contract offer on Saturday. No further meetings with management have been scheduled.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Young Concert Artists has been such a fixture on the classical music landscape for so long, it’s easy to lose track of its milestones: creating the debut recitals and tours for pianists like Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Tokyo String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Days after undergoing emergency surgery, Riccardo Muti has won Grammy Awards in the Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance categories for his recording of the Verdi Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The New York Philharmonic have announced a 2011-12 season that includes a Beethoven symphony cycle, a new residency by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and a nomadic touring schedule.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
With the opening of John Adams's Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera this week, New York audiences will finally have a chance to hear the work that spawned a flurry of operas based on real-life events -- the so-called “CNN operas."
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Milton Babbitt, a composer known for his staggeringly complex yet lucid, jazzy and occasionally humorous work, died on Saturday in Princeton, NJ. He was 94.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
As WQXR celebrates Powerhouse Pianists throughout January, we spotlight a pianist known to give the keyboard a workout. Hélène Grimaud is frequently admired for her enormous technical command and her keen musical curiosity.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Leading the music categories is A.R. Rahman’s music for the Danny Boyle film "127 Hours," which was nominated in both the Best Score and Best Original Song categories. "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" were among the other nominees.
Friday, January 21, 2011
For this special podcast, Terrance McKnight sits down with three experts from across the musical spectrum and asks them to rank the 10 greatest classical composers of all time.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Carnegie Hall announced its 2011-12 season on Wednesday, plans which include celebrations of the hall's 120th anniversary, a $200 million renovation project, and the launch of a new broadcast arrangement with WQXR and American Public Media.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The music director of the Orléans Symphony died Jan. 10. He reportedly collapsed while rehearsing the Funeral March of Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Metropolitan Opera House settled a federal lawsuit Thursday that charged the theater with discriminating against people with disabilities.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center has been a mecca and sanctuary to classical music fans in Nashville since its opening in 2006. After floodwaters ravaged the hall last May, it is now reopening in a concert to be broadcast on WQXR.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Commuters on the London Underground are getting a dose of Mozart this month as part of a BBC Radio 3 Mozart festival. Classical performers are taking their instruments into four stations in an effort to spread the word about the 12-day event.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Marina Poplavskaya was an unknown in the U.S. just five years ago. But this season she has the unusual distinction of headlining back-to-back Metropolitan Opera premieres of major new Verdi productions. She tells us how she prepared.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
In 2010, some of the most memorable moments in classical music were marked by silence, not sound: Joan Sutherland passed on, the Detroit Symphony went on strike, classical radio stations went dark, and orchestras continued to face financial troubles.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Steve J. Sherman is a familiar face to concertgoers in New York, as the city's most prominent concert photographer. One of his most famous subjects was iconic conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Conductor Simon Rattle talks with Jeff Spurgeon about making his long-awaited Met Opera debut, his work with the Berlin Philharmonic, and why he learned to stop worrying and love The Nutcracker.