Brian Wise

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Map: The NYC-Area Neighborhoods That Gave the Most Musical Instruments

Monday, June 23, 2014

Residents of the Upper West Side, Park Slope and the Maplewood, NJ donated the most instruments during WQXR’s spring Instrument Drive.

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Enthusiastic Scientist Roughed Up, Ejected By Patrons During Handel Performance

Monday, June 23, 2014

A noted American scientist claims that he was beaten up by a pair of "audience vigilantes" for expressing too much enthusiasm during a performance last year of Handel's Messiah.

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Soprano Fired From Opera Australia Over Anti-Gay Slurs

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri has been released from her contract with Opera Australia after an anti-gay rant on her Facebook page provoked an angry backlash.

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Soprano Jennifer Rowley's Road Trip Playlist

Saturday, June 21, 2014

With the summer driving season here, we've asked several on-the-go classical musicians for their road trip playlists. Our latest comes from the American soprano Jennifer Rowley.

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Valery Gergiev is Top-Paid Cultural Figure in Russia

Friday, June 20, 2014

Valery Gergiev tops a new ranking of Russia's highest-paid directors of theaters, museums and circuses, published by the Russian Ministry of Culture.

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When Art and Sensitivity Clash: The 'Klinghoffer' Broadcast Cancellation

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some have called the Met's decision to cancel broadcasts of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer sensible; others have said it showed a lack of courage of artistic convictions.

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Met Museum's Temple of Dendur Stars in New Staged Work

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Temple of Dendur is one of the most popular sites at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a magnet for sketch artists and tourists snapping selfies. Now, it's inspiring a musical theater piece.

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels Broadcasts of Klinghoffer After Protests

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has called off its broadcasts of The Death of Klinghoffer, John Adams and Alice Goodman's landmark 1991 opera, over fears it could "fan global anti-Semitism."

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Metropolitan Opera's Tax Filing Reveals Salary Details

Monday, June 16, 2014

The disclosures might be noncontroversial were it not for the fact that Met management began contract talks with musicians and stagehands last month aimed at cutting expenses.

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Lorin Maazel, Citing Health, Resigns From Munich Philharmonic

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Following months of public speculation, Lorin Maazel has spoken out in part about his recent health problems and spate of cancellations.

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies at 80

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the Spanish conductor whose repertoire consisted of nearly 300 works, died on Wednesday in Pamplona, Spain.

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From Obscure to Iconic: Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra and '2001'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Richard Strauss's place in popular culture comes down to one rumbling giant of a fanfare: the 22-bar opening of his Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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In The Tender Land, Copland Confronted Cold War Politics

Monday, June 09, 2014

Aaron Copland's folk opera The Tender Land is a quintessential story of the American heartland. It's also laced with jabs at the McCarthy era, which made initial audiences gasp.

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Richard Strauss's 10 Golden Rules for Young Conductors

Monday, June 09, 2014

Rule No. 2: "You should not perspire when conducting. Only the audience should get warm." No. 4: "Never look encouragingly at the brass."

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Ray Chen's Road Trip Playlist

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ray Chen, the rising young violinist (and new owner of a driver's license), has put together an eclectic road trip playlist. It stretches from Mozart and Pärt to Bruno Mars and Young MC.

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Behind Richard Strauss's Murky Relationship with the Nazis

Thursday, June 05, 2014

As the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss arrives, our latest podcast considers the composer's activities under the Nazi regime, and how his later works should be judged.

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Ailing, Retires from Conducting

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

"With deep sorrow I am not able to conduct at my standards and the moment to quit professional matters has come," the Spanish conductor said.

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How Beethoven Rallied Students During the Tiananmen Square Uprising

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony could offer a musical analog to the image of the lone protester confronting the tank in the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising in China.

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JFK Airport Customs Officials Seize Budapest Orchestra's Violin Bows

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Budapest Festival Orchestra says that U.S. Customs officials at JFK Airport seized seven bows from the orchestra's string section on Saturday. Here's why.

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10 Musical Gems from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Massive Image Archive

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been digitizing its vast archives, and this month released for download the first installment on its website.

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