Brian Wise

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Cash Aside, Are Music Prizes Meaningful?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

How many big-money awards are given because of altruism and how many are, to put it frankly, good marketing gimmicks? Hear what two observers of the awards business have to say.

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Violinist's Comeback Recital Halted By Outburst at Coughing Child

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

An incident involving the violinist Kyung Wha Chung Tuesday night raises the ongoing question of how international artists should best handle audience distractions.
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New York Philharmonic and University of Michigan Announce Residency

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, MI, on Tuesday announced a three-season partnership.
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Wolfgang Rihm Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

Monday, December 01, 2014

A composition that celebrates a concert hall's "vineyard"-style seating design wins a major award.
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Classical Holiday Concerts for Every Taste in 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

From medieval Christmas fare to tuba carolers and countless versions of Handel's Messiah, here are some concerts around New York to help you get in the holiday spirit.
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Sale of New York City Opera's Remaining Assets Expected in Early 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A sale of New York City Opera's remaining assets is expected take place as soon as January, after a bankruptcy court gave the company a Dec. 18 deadline.
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Bayreuth Festival Opts for a Less Provocative Parsifal

Monday, November 24, 2014

Days after the Bayreuth Festival parted ways with the theatrical provocateur Jonathan Meese over his planned production of Parsifal, the festival announced a replacement.
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Five Bach Pieces That Sound Better on a Piano than a Harpsichord

Monday, November 24, 2014

Angela Hewitt, a pianist particularly distinguished for her Bach performances, shares her top five Bach pieces that sound best – yes, best! – on a modern grand.

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How Attached Are New Yorkers to the Name Avery Fisher Hall?

Friday, November 21, 2014

With the recent announcement that Lincoln Center will release Avery Fisher Hall's naming rights, the question of brand recognition comes into sharper focus.

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One Pianist, Two Keyboards: Christopher Taylor's Bach Variation

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christopher Taylor, a pianist known for his marathon piano projects, talks about performing Bach's Goldberg Variations on an unusual piano.

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Marina Abramović to Perform Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Provocative performance artist Marina Abramović and the young pianist Igor Levit are to collaborate on a presentation of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" in December 2015 at the Armory.
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Time for Three Bassist Denied Access to US Airways Flight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A bassist who says that his instrument was barred from a US Airways flight has taken his grievances to YouTube.
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Utah Symphony Targets Ski Bums With Discount Program

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Utah Symphony and Opera on Monday announced a new ticketing promotion aimed at the many skiers who converge on Salt Lake City every winter.
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Is Faith Required To Perform Sacred Classical Music?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Do the best performances of Bach – or of any sacred work – come from musicians who identify with their spiritual message?

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Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lincoln Center said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to rename Avery Fisher Hall after a large donor as it prepares for a $500 million-plus gut renovation.
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Steinway Leaving 57th Street Space for Times Square Area

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After 90 years on West 57th St., Steinway & Sons is moving its showroom and offices to Sixth Avenue and 43rd Street.
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After Anna Netrebko Quits Munich Manon, Company Brings Her Back in Eugene Onegin

Monday, November 10, 2014

Since Anna Netrebko's 11th-hour withdrawal from the title role of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera, the production has become the object of much speculation.
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As East Berliners Celebrated Freedom, Rostropovich Played Bach

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In recognition, our Albums of the Week include Rostropovich's Bach Suites, recorded in the aftermath.

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Atlanta Symphony Musicians and Bosses Reach Tentative Deal

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestras musicians and management have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, potentially ending a 10-week lockout.
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Opera Singer Montserrat Caballé Reaches Deal to Avoid Jail for Tax Evasion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Opera singer Montserrat Caballé has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities that will have her pay a fine but avoid jail time over tax evasion charges.
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