Brian Wise

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Alexandre Desplat Wins Oscar for Best Original Score with 'Budapest'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Alexandre Desplat won his first Academy Award after eight nominations, taking home the Best Original Score trophy for “The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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With Charles Dutoit, Swiss Orchestra Returns After Long Absence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In an effort to evoke the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande's storied past—and generate some buzz for its future—the orchestra is on its first U.S. tour since 2003.
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Did a Loss of People's Leisure Time Kill RadioShack?

Friday, February 13, 2015

RadioShack was once the place to get speaker wire, headphones, adapters, or even a Realistic-brand stereo system. But how times have changed.

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Musical Chairs: Who Will Replace Alan Gilbert at the Philharmonic?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Alan Gilbert’s surprise announcement has brought an assortment of responses and a reckoning of the challenges the orchestra faces.
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Minnesota Orchestra to Perform Beethoven in Cuba

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cuba will hear its first American orchestra since President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the countries.
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Late '60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon on His Love of Opera

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last year, the late Bob Simon was a guest on WQXR's Operavore show and spoke about his interests in classical music and opera. Listen to the interview.
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For Ian Bostridge, Schubert's Winterreise Conjures Politics, Sex and Bob Dylan

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tenor Ian Bostridge has fused his backgrounds in academia and art song with a new book on Schubert’s Winterreise.
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And the Classical Grammy Winners Are...

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Albums featuring two of America’s best-known living composers – both named Adams – won top Grammy Awards in the classical categories.
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In Surprise, Alan Gilbert to Leave New York Philharmonic in 2017

Friday, February 06, 2015

The New York Philharmonic said Friday that Alan Gilbert will be resigning from his post as music director in August 2017, after eight years with the ensemble.
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American Orchestras Grapple With Lack of Diversity

Friday, February 06, 2015

Just over four percent of their musicians are African-American and Latino and when it comes to orchestra boards and CEOs, the numbers are even starker: only one percent.

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Eight Classical Pieces To Help You Zone Out

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Our colleagues at WNYC's New Tech City podcast are in the midst of "Bored and Brilliant," a week-long challenge to listeners to disconnect from their smart phones.

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New York Philharmonic to Collect Fan Photos for 50th Season of Summer Parks Concerts

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the series, which will run from June 17 through 23.
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San Francisco Symphony Signs 3-Year Labor Deal

Monday, February 02, 2015

The San Francisco Symphony has reached a new labor agreement with its musicians, less than two years after a strike led to the cancellation of an East Coast tour.
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30 Pieces in 30 Days: A Cheat Sheet

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Throughout January, we took 30 pieces from WQXR's year-end Classical Countdown and offered 30 "next step" pieces chosen by experts. Here's the full list.

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Why Don’t More Classical Musicians Improvise?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Improvisation is a nearly obsolete art in classical music. But virtuosos used to improvise all the time. This week's episode features two guests who believe it should be kept alive.

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Anti-Putin Protester Takes the Stage at Metropolitan Opera

Friday, January 30, 2015

An anti-Vladimir Putin protester who took the stage at the Metropolitan Opera has been at the center of previous political demonstrations.
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Carnegie Hall to Mark 125th Anniversary in 2015-16 Season

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Carnegie Hall said Wednesday that it will celebrate its 125th anniversary in its 2015-16 season with the start of a new project to commission 125 new works over the next five years.
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Concert Cancellations Due to Snow Storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

As the snow storm swept across the region, New York's cultural institutions have cancelled events. Check back here for ongoing updates.
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Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries': The Sound of NYC Before a Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

For WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon, Richard Wagner's surging rhythms evoke the sound of New Yorkers in the hours before the blizzard.

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Itzhak Perlman, Nicola Benedetti Leave Longtime Management Agency for Upstart Firm

Friday, January 23, 2015

A top manager at IMG Artists has left the management agency after 17 years and brought two of its biggest stars with her.
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