Brian Wise appears in the following:
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The life of Hildegard Von Bingen, the 12th-century Benedictine nun, composer and mystic, unfolds in Vision, a new film by the veteran German director Margarethe von Trotta.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The Washington National Opera has appointed conductor Philippe Auguin as its new music director. The appointment is the latest in a series of shake-ups for the company.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians called a strike after refusing to accept steep pay cuts demanded by the financially struggling orchestra. Read more and listen to Midge Woolsey's interviews with both sides.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The California-based choral composer Eric Whitacre is searching for hundreds of singers in a record-breaking attempt to form the the world's largest online choir.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Zarin Mehta, the president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, has announced he will step down at the end of the 2011-12 season.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Environmental disaster, political repression, and the Psalm 130 are inspiration for a new album by Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. "De Profundis," featuring works from Schubert to Pärt, is this week’s Full Rotation.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Twenty-eight years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould still inspires, or provokes, interest. Genius Within, a new film documentary, explores his eccentric genius.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Pre-concert dining can be a harried and sometimes uneven affair, but several new restaurants around Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall are providing fresh options for a variety of tastes and budgets.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Former tobacco executive Charles R. Wall is stepping in as chairman of New York City Opera, replacing Susan L. Baker, who has resigned.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Why does the violin world provide such rich fodder for crime writers? Behind the fictional world of legendary instruments and the characters who deal them, steal them, and even kill for them.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is a piece of music frequently chosen to mark occasions of public mourning, including the funerals of F.D.R., J.F.K. and memorial concerts in the wake of 9/11.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Does the secret to the pristine sound of an 18th century violin lie in the density of its wood? Probably not. But it's among the intriguing questions raised by a recent scientific study of the Vieuxtemps, an instrument described as the "Mona Lisa of violins."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Summer has not yet officially arrived, but classical music is already decamping from the cities and heading for more bucolic settings. The Ojai Music Festival got an early start under the direction of British composer and conductor George Benjamin.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A night at the opera doesn’t get much more rollicking and unpredictable than György Ligeti's apocalyptic satire Le Grand Macabre. Here is what you need to know if you are attending the New York Philharmonic's performance this week.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
This week's episode explores the musical achievements of the New York City Ballet. Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins explores the works that the Ballet has commissioned, why American music has been championed, how choreographers have responded and more in this special edition.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Inspect the room where Handel slept, see the last piano that Chopin composed on or check out Beethoven's viola. As you make your summer travel plans, here are five composer museums to consider, both near and far.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Reprinted with permission from MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- George Manahan, who has been a fixture in the pit of New York City Opera for the past 12 seasons, will add a more visible podium in 2010-11, as music director of the American Composers Orchestra.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
In recent years, entering the glass-enclosed atrium across from Lincoln Center could be a dismal experience, but now that bleak facility is a memory.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Our New Year's resolutions often never make it past that first January thaw. This year, consider a different action plan. Here are five ways you can become a better classical music fan--and participant.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
The genesis of some holiday songs is pretty self-evident, but others don't reveal themselves so easily. Here are the stories of fifteen classic songs and carols.