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The Worst Bach Album Covers...Ever

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Some of the greatest composers and performers can suffer from the most questionable packaging. In honor of J.S. Bach, check out the Bachstock edition of truly bad cover art.

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Video: Orchestra Plays After Eating World's Hottest Chili Peppers

Monday, November 03, 2014

A video has gone viral showing the Danish National Chamber Orchestra attempting to perform after eating some of the world's hottest chili peppers.
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Video: Cellist Plays Duet with Beatboxing Flight Attendant on Airplane

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Southwest Airlines flight to Denver was the scene of an inventive duet recently when Francisco Vila, a cellist, and Maximillian, a beatboxing flight attendant, performed Bach.
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Video: Subway Musicians Connect in a Wi-Fi-Enabled Symphony

Friday, October 24, 2014

As Wi-Fi service gradually expands through New York City's subways, it was only a matter of time before busking musicians would find a way to turn it to their advantage.
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Yo-Yo Ma's Daughter Did Not Want Her Father to Play Cello at Wedding

Monday, October 06, 2014

Emily Hornor Ma, the daughter of Yo-Yo Ma, was married on Sept. 27 at a church in Lenox, Mass., but asked her father not to play at the wedding.
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Rome Opera Fires its Orchestra and Chorus

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The disarray at Rome's largest opera house continued Thursday when the company's board voted to fire its choir and orchestra, and replace them with outsourced artists
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What's in a Name? Just Ask the Isis Ensemble

Monday, September 29, 2014

A respected London chamber ensemble is preparing to launch its tenth anniversary season but it has a little problem: its name is Isis.
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As 'Star-Spangled Banner' Turns 200, Five Unusual Classical Versions

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem. Here are five notable classical takes.
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Watch: An Audience is Completely Mesmerized by Van Cliburn Recital

Monday, September 08, 2014

With audience etiquette in the news again recently, here's an example of how people attended concerts during the Cold War.
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Carnegie Hall Live Season to Feature 12 Broadcasts, New Co-Hosts

Monday, September 08, 2014

WQXR announced on Monday its 2014-15 season of Carnegie Hall Live, featuring 12 broadcasts spanning piano recitals, orchestral concerts and opera stars.

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Poll: Which Piece Best Captures the Spirit of Labor Day?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Work occupies a big space in our lives. So with Labor Day comes the opportunity to explore the theme of work in classical music.

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WQXR Host Jeff Spurgeon Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014

WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon has added his name to the growing list of folks in the worlds of classical music and broadcasting who have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Video: Violinist Inspires Elephants to Dance to Bach

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, performed a bit of Bach on Saturday night for an unlikely audience.
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New York Violinist Found Slain in Summer Home

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two men were charged on Friday with murder in the death of Mary Whitaker, a violinist who performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and other New York ensembles.
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Licia Albanese and Richard Tucker in All-Puccini Program

Monday, August 18, 2014

In memory of Licia Albanese, who died last week, we've uncovered this gem from the archives: an all-Puccini concert featuring Albanese with the tenor Richard Tucker.
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Video: When Lauren Bacall Serenaded Leonard Bernstein

Friday, August 15, 2014

In 1988, Lauren Bacall made a memorable appearance at Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday gala at Tanglewood, serenading him with "The Saga of Lenny."

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Met Opera Opening Night: Poplavskaya Out, Majeski In

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya has pulled out of the opening-night production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The American soprano Amanda Majeski will replace her as Countess Almaviva.

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Should This Historic Opera Venue Get a Roof?

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Arena of Verona, one of the most iconic outdoor opera venues in the world, could be getting a roof. What do you think of the idea?

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Photo of the Day: 'Cowboy' Violists from New York

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York Philharmonic violists Rebecca Young and Rémi Pelletier and violinist Sarah Pratt hold an unusual rehearsal this week in Vail, Colorado.

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Video: This Is How They Did Summer Parks Concerts in 1961

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This 1961 report on the Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex, England presents a rather dramatic contrast to the modern-day parks concert concept.

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