Brian Wise

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The 1966 Plan to Extend Lincoln Center to Central Park West

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A Parisian-style pedestrian mall. A surrealistic shopping and restaurant complex. A maze of underground parking. These were a few of the proposals in 1966.
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George Shirley, Meredith Monk Among National Arts Medal Winners

Thursday, September 03, 2015

President Barack Obama on Thursday presented the 2015 National Medal of Arts to recipients including the celebrated tenor and the pioneering vocalist. 
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Why Do Contemporary Operas Rarely Get Revivals?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

According to a recent study, of the 589 operas that were premiered over the last 20 years, only 11 percent received subsequent revivals. Here's why.

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20 Classical Music Concerts to Watch For in Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The fall season brings debuts and retrospectives, new venues (National Sawdust) and renamed venues (David Geffen Hall), plus new productions from the Met to BAM.
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Video: Seiji Ozawa Conducts 80th Birthday Concert, Weeks After Injury

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One month after a fractured vertebrae forced Seiji Ozawa to cancel his August concerts, the conductor was back on his feet on Tuesday.
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On His 70th Birthday, Appraising Itzhak Perlman's Influence

Monday, August 31, 2015

Perlman's 70th birthday on Monday has brought fresh appraisals of a violinist who has been a media fixture ever since he came to New York in his early teens.
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Contemporary Opera: Pleasing Both Connoisseurs and the Masses?

Monday, August 31, 2015

If American opera audiences balk at a complex, modern work, how do we account for the warm reception Written on Skin received, and the cooler one for Cold Mountain?

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Oliver Sacks, Neurologist and Author Who Explored Music's Impact on Brain, Dies at 82

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist and author who explored the bond between music and our brains, died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. 
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Daniel Barenboim Faces Protests from Israel Over Plans for Iran Concert

Friday, August 28, 2015

Daniel Barenboim, the conductor and pianist who in 1999 co-founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra now faces a new challenge.
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Airline Drops Pianist from In-Flight Entertainment Over Controversial Tweets

Thursday, August 27, 2015

KLM has dropped a pianist from its in-flight entertainment system after receiving complaints about her Twitter commentary.
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Composers' Super-Fans?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Forget Beliebers and Directioners. How about Mahlerians and Brucknerites? Take our quiz and see where you fall.
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Jamie Barton to Replace Elina Garanca in Metropolitan Opera's 'Anna Bolena'

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The company has said that the mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton will play Giovanna Seymour in its upcoming run of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.
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In-Studio: Alina Ibragimova Performs Bach and Ysaÿe

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova in recent years has developed a following in Europe, especially in the U.K., where she studied and came of age. Here's why.

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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado Talks New York Orchestras, Praetorius and Tweet Seats

Friday, August 14, 2015

The young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado has been on many critics' wish lists for a major orchestra post.
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Metropolitan Opera Promotes Mary Jo Heath to New Radio Host

Thursday, August 13, 2015

An internal promotion that takes a behind-the-scenes producer to the forefront of the longest-running classical music radio series in the U.S.
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John Scott, Organist Who Led Music at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, Dies at 59

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scott had returned from a European tour, reported not feeling well and was rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, where he died of a heart attack.
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Watch: Opera Singer Performs During His Own Brain Surgery

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Joined by a pianist in the operating room, tenor Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne delivers the first and last couplets of Schubert's "Gute Nacht" while undergoing surgery.
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As Newspapers Cut Music Critics, a Dark Time for the Arts or Dawn of a New Age?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Classical music fans can look back on to a time when every major newspaper, and many smaller publications as well, had a classical music critic. This world is being quickly left behind.

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Tenor Fractures Spine After Stage Platform Collapses at Puccini Festival

Sunday, August 09, 2015

A stage platform collapsed near the end of a performance of Turandot on Friday night at the Puccini Festival in Italy, seriously injuring the tenor Marco Voleri.
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Disbelief Suspended? Met Opera Abandons 'Blackface' Makeup in 'Otello'

Friday, August 07, 2015

At a time when symbols of racism are being banished, blackface makeup at the opera is disappearing too. But how should companies portray Otello?

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