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Critics Choose Their Top Classical Recordings of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, here is a look at several current top 10 (or 15) lists of the best classical albums of the year.

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Video: Yo-Yo Ma Stuns Shoppers with Pop-Up Concert in Chicago Mall

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday shopping can be exhausting. And stressful. But a pop-up concert with Yo-Yo Ma can apparently draw shoppers away from their December to-do lists.

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Google Doodle Honors 90th Birthday of Maria Callas

Monday, December 02, 2013

Google is honoring what would have been the 90th birthday of operatic soprano Maria Callas with a celebratory Doodle.

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Listen: Rob Ford, The Opera

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It was bound to happen. A "Rob Ford Opera," commissioned by CBC Radio and sung by emerging artists from Calgary Opera, has gone viral on YouTube.

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Video: Conductor Starts Concerto Without Soloist

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Veteran's Day concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic faced an awkward moment on Monday, when the orchestra began a newly commissioned piano concerto without the soloist in place on stage.

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Mozart's Likes: Eight Random Things The Composer Couldn't Resist

Monday, November 11, 2013

If Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a Facebook page, here are a few things you might find at the top of his list of "likes."

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Here's Why They Called Her the 'Duchess of Carnegie Hall'

Friday, November 08, 2013

Editta Sherman, a photographer dubbed the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall," died last week at age 101. Here's a gallery of her portraits of classical musicians.

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When Mozart Was Taboo on WQXR

Monday, November 04, 2013

There was a time at WQXR when the suggestion of a month-long Mozart festival would have been fighting words.

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Month of Mozart Specials on the Operavore Stream

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As WQXR devotes November to life and career of Mozart, the Operavore stream will present a wide assortment of the composer's vocal works including his pivotal operas.

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Video: Violinist Amadeus Leopold Does Extreme Paganini

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Amadeus Leopold, the violinist/performance artist formerly known as Hahn-Bin, has released a video featuring his own flamboyant take on Paganini's Caprice No. 24.

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Coming Soon: Month of Mozart

Friday, October 18, 2013

In keeping with a recent tradition of November festivals, WQXR will present "Month of Mozart,” a celebration of the composer who has racked up more recordings than any other and created masterpieces in every genre he attempted.

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Video: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock Recreate 'Chopsticks' Scene from 'Big'

Monday, October 14, 2013

Twenty-five years after Tom Hanks played "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks" on that giant toy piano in the movie "Big," he delivered an encore on Monday night.

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Verdi Flashmob: Choir Surprises Shoppers with 'Va, Pensiero'

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Verdi has inspired plenty of flash mob performances – in markets, public squares and department stores. In honor of Verdi's 200th birthday, here's one with particular charm.

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Video: Orchestra Asks Random New Yorkers to Conduct It

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A prank collective brought an orchestra to the middle of in Midtown and put a conductors' podium, a baton and a big sign that read "Conduct Us" in front of it.

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Watch: Verdi vs. Wagner 200th Birthday Debate with Stephen Fry

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Royal Opera House in London hosted an Intelligence Squared debate on Sunday on the question of Verdi vs. Wagner, the full video of which has since been posted online.

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Video: Teenage Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi, Goes Viral

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last month, a teenage French guitarist who goes by the name Tina S. released a video of herself playing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It quickly went viral.

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Video: Roger Federer Trades Tennis Racket for Violin

Friday, August 23, 2013

On the eve of the US Open, Roger Federer's sponsor Credit Suisse has released a new commercial featuring the tennis great trying his hand at the violin.

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On Claude Debussy's 151st Birthday, 3 Recordings From His Era

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Google is featuring an animated doodle commemorating Debussy's 151st birthday. We present three archival performances, from 1911 and 1912, in his honor.

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Steinway Stock Rises After a New Bidder Enters the Stakes

Monday, August 12, 2013

The stock of Steinway Musical Instruments hit an all-time high on Monday after the company received a new buyout offer.

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Regina Resnik, Mezzo-Soprano and Director, Dies at 90

Friday, August 09, 2013

Regina Resnik, the Bronx-born mezzo-soprano, died on Thursday in New York. Listen to an archival interview with Resnik from 1972.

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