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BMW Says New 5-Series Looks Like a 'Music Conductor in a Tuxedo'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Musical names have long been used by carmakers to suggest a sense of elegance or class. The latest effort comes from BMW.
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5 Things to Anticipate After WQXR's Pledge Drive

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Over the next two months, we've got you covered with concert broadcasts, special events and other ways to feed your passion for classical music.

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Mozart's 'I Want My Music Back' Letter Fetches $217,000 in Auction

Friday, October 16, 2015

A letter by Mozart seeking to reclaim some scores from a friend fetched $217,000 at an auction in Boston on Thursday.
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11 Essential WQXR Videos

Friday, October 16, 2015

Videos allow WQXR to share music and tell stories in ways that go beyond our traditional role as a broadcaster. Here are 11 that we consider particularly unique or extraordinary.

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Placido Domingo to Miss Four Met Opera Performances to Have Surgery

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Placido Domingo will miss four performances conducting Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in order to have gallbladder surgery.
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Concertmaster's 19th Century Violin Seized at Russian Airport

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A 19th century violin belonging to the concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was seized by customs officers in Russia on Thursday as he tried to leave the country.
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Video: Page Turner Rescues Sonata From Sudden Failure

Friday, October 09, 2015

"Any news a page turner makes can only be bad," a critic once wrote. But with this tempest, the page turner is the evening's hero.
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Conductor Suffers Podium Injury, Minutes Before Bruckner Concert

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The conductor Dennis Russell Davies suffered a serious knee injury 30 minutes before a concert on Sunday night, forcing a last-minute substitution.
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Ailing Baritone Showered with Roses at Metropolitan Opera Return

Monday, September 28, 2015

Amid emotional scenes, audience and musicians at the Metropolitan Opera House welcomed back Dmitri Hvorostovsky as he takes a pause from treatment for a brain tumor.
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Video: Sara Davis Buechner Unveils Piano Version of 'Meet the Mets'

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The pianist has released a video of her performance of an original arrangement of "Meet the Mets," just in time for the NL East Championship win.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen: New York Conducting Post Isn't on My Radar Yet

Friday, September 25, 2015

Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen spoke with Esa-Pekka Salonen if he's interested in taking on a music directorship at the New York Philharmonic.
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Pontiff's Playlist: Music Favored by Pope Francis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis has spoken of his love of artists like pianist Clara Haskil, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, and operas such as Wagner's Parsifal and Puccini's Turandot.
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Video: Placido Domingo Sings Duet With Miss Piggy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In the mid-1980s, Placido Domingo began to realize his potential as a crossover artist. Among other ventures, he sang a duet with Miss Piggy in a "Night of 100 Stars" TV special.

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Photos: Met Opera Season Opens with Red Carpet, Times Square Simulcast

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday's opening night of the Metropolitan Opera brought the traditional red carpet, gussied-up celebrity guests and a parade of arriving singers.
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3 Highlights From the Paris Opera's New Online 'Stage'

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Last week, the Opéra de Paris launched 3e Scène, or “3rd Stage,” a new website showcasing digital design. Here are three highlights.
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Could the Idea of a Concert Hall as a Web-Free Zone Catch On?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In an age when one can't walk down a sidewalk without bumping into someone immersed in their smartphone, Anthony Tommasini's column touched a nerve.
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3 Videos You Had to See Online This Weekend

Monday, September 14, 2015

From the sublime to the truly ridiculous, here are three moments that had classical music and opera fans talking this weekend.
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(In)famous Tales of Classical Musicians as Students

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

While there are plenty of stories of overachievers who became great classical musicians, we wanted to know about those who didn't get straight As — or even straight Cs.

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Lost Stravinsky Work Turns Up After 100 Years

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The orchestral parts for a Stravinsky score thought to have been lost or destroyed in the 1917 revolutions have turned up in a pile of old manuscripts.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Vows to Sing Through Brain Tumor Ordeal

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has vowed to return to the Metropolitan Opera for three scheduled performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore, despite undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
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