Caroline Cooper

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James Levine Scales Down Remainder of Season at the Met

Monday, March 21, 2011

In yet another indication of James Levine's troubled health, the Metropolitan Opera music director today announced his reduced schedule for the remainder of the season.

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A Millionth Subscriber for Spotify, a Million Miles from Napster

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The online music service Spotify, which boasts a considerable classical music catalog, has surpassed its one-million subscriber mark. Considered a European answer to iTunes, it has been trying to enter the American market.


Watch that Sword! Carmen Goes 3D

Monday, March 07, 2011

In the latest effort to bring a populist touch to opera, London's Royal Opera House has teamed up with a developer of 3D movie technology to offer a new 3D film version of Carmen. It's screening in several New York area theaters this week.

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Detroit Symphony Musicians Offer to Return with No Contract

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Striking musicians with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra say they'll return to work without a contract. Cellist and spokesman Haden McKay says the issues will be worked out through binding arbitration, after a contentious, nearly five-month strike.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Full Percussion Section Quits

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In the latest twist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra strike, the full percussion section has announced their departure. The news comes in the wake of the cancellation of the remainder of the orchestra's season.

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In Oregon, the Sweet Sounds of Crime Reduction

Monday, February 28, 2011

Classical music soothes the savage breast -- at least that's the hope of law enforcement officials in Portland, OR. A new bill now in committee seeks to install classical music speakers in some of the city's most troubled transportation hubs.

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Protest Greets Performance of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pro-Palestinian protesters clogged the sidewalks surrounding Carnegie Hall Tuesday night as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed its third concert on a current eight-concert tour of the United States.

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Not Turning Back: DSO Joins List of American Orchestra Walk-Outs

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

With the Detroit Symphony musicians's rejection of its management's latest contract offer on Saturday, the beleaguered company has ground to a near complete halt. Yet it's just the latest example of contentious, grinding negotiations in the orchestra world.

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Met Opera Announces Good Health, New Season

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera announced its 2011-12 season on Wednesday. Amid plans for the second two installments of Robert Lepage's Ring cycle and a World War II-era Faust, the big news to emerge was from the podium.

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Racked by Visions, Chopin May Have Suffered from Epilepsy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Frédéric Chopin suffered from a variety of health problems, but one may have been overlooked until now: Temporal-lobe epilepsy. Recently published research offers a new development in the ongoing quest to diagnose the Polish composer.

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek in Conversation with Grace Bumbry

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Throughout February, we're honoring Black History Month with selections from the WQXR archives that recognize African American artists. In this 2002 interview, the late host George Jellinek sits down with star mezzo Grace Bumbry.

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek Pays Tribute to Leontyne Price

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

In honor of Black History Month, we're featuring selections from the WQXR archive with great African American artists. Here the late host George Jellinek reaches into his own vaults for a 1996 RCA Victor-produced interview with Leontyne Price.

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New York Pops to American Airlines: Prepare for Takeoff

Monday, February 07, 2011

The New York Pops and American Airlines announced a new deal that will have the country's largest independent pops orchestra streaming on American's inflight channels.


Veteran Conductor Riccardo Muti to Undergo Surgery After Fall

Monday, February 07, 2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti sustained "multiple facial and jaw fractures" last week in a fall from the podium. "It's a wait and see situation," said an orchestra spokeswoman.

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Cairo Opera House Shuts Its Doors after Unrest

Monday, January 31, 2011

The lights have gone down at the Cairo Opera House, one of the African continent's most celebrated venues for classical and contemporary music, as unrest in Egypt continues.

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A Powerhouse Pianist Shakes Up the State Dinner

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

As diplomats and luminaries gathered last week to honor Chinese president Hu Jintao, they were treated to a performance by Lang Lang -- and a front row seat to perhaps the White House's first classical music controversy.

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Nixon in China: An Insider's Perspective

Monday, January 24, 2011

U.S. diplomat Winston Lord had a nearly four-decade long relationship with China, including a front-row seat to the historic 1972 meeting between Nixon and Mao, the subject of John Adams’ opera Nixon in China. The opera has its Met premiere on Wednesday.


Acoustics a Driving Force in New Gehry-Designed Hall

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This week, Miami’s New World Symphony unveils its just-completed concert hall, the work of famed architect Frank Gehry. But the facility’s acoustic design, as much as its physical one, will be the focus of concertgoers.

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That Was Then: Zeffirelli on La Traviata

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Met’s new La Traviata signals the retirement of a 1998 production by director Franco Zeffirelli. In this 1983 WQXR broadcast, Zeffirelli discusses his film version of La Traviata, the rich grandeur of opera and the wisdom of “certain liberties.”


Love that Symphony? Your Brain Does Too

Monday, January 10, 2011

Can’t get enough of Chopin or Brahms? New research suggests the music you love doesn’t just sound good, it can actually provoke natural chemical reactions in the brain associated with pleasure and positive feeling.

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