Naomi Lewin appears in the following:
Friday, November 14, 2014
Do the best performances of Bach – or of any sacred work – come from musicians who identify with their spiritual message?
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The pianist Dejan Lazic wants Google to remove a critical review from its search results. He explains why to the critic, Anne Midgette of the Washington Post.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A recent incident in Florida caused quite a sensation on the Internet and raised questions including, what is the appropriate age for kids to start attending grown-up concerts?
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski has strong feelings about his native Russia, whether parsing the political subtexts in Soviet repertoire or addressing modern-day civil liberties.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Ulster Orchestra played on through the 1970s and '80s, despite bomb threats. But can it survive 2014?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"Puppetry is just the essence of bringing something to life," says Basil Twist. "It's animating the inanimate."
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Protests in the concert hall are nothing new: think of the riot-inducing premiere of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' in 1913. Sometimes they can shed light on the music.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Like many young sopranos, Amanda Majeski has been making her mark in the operas of Mozart. But unlike many, she's done so with a particular flair for the dramatic.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Classical music's soothing qualities are well known. But some argue that focusing on this feeds a misperception that the artform is benign and boring.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
As the lockout of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians enters its third week, the two sides appear to be digging in for a long fight.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It's no secret that social media can help classical musicians promote their work. But when artists cross certain boundaries, they can find their careers at risk.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The refined world of classical music is not usually linked to addiction. But a British TV documentary opens the door to a lesser-known side of the business.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Memorization can liberate a performer, but it can also inhibit them, creating an unnecessary fear of forgetting the music.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Where will the Metropolitan Opera labor dispute end up? And how are the different parties making their cases? In this week's podcast, three views on the topic.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Becoming an expert takes more than practice, according to a new scientific paper. In fact, success mostly reflects other factors, like innate talent, age or competition experience.
Friday, July 11, 2014
It’s not unusual for an opera singer to start out by dabbling in rock music or show tunes. But for the young soprano Cecilia Violetta López, the entrée to singing was Mexican mariachi music.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Outdoor summer concerts present many hazards: relentless mosquitoes, noisy airplanes, chatty audiences, and stages baked by the afternoon sun. In this podcast, hear stories from the trenches.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We're halfway into 2014 and opera has already worked its way into three of the year's biggest athletic events. In this podcast, two opera-watchers tell us what they think is driving the phenomenon, plus what's worked and what hasn't.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera's decision last week to drop its HD and radio broadcasts of The Death of Klinghoffer continues to draw strong responses.
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.