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Monday, January 13, 2014
This Thursday, Marilyn Horne, the legendary mezzo-soprano and Operavore show host, celebrates her 80th birthday. In commemoration, hear her signature performances on the Operavore stream.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Perhaps some classical music can soothe a political scandal. William Schuman's George Washington Bridge has been a favorite of concert band directors since its premiere in 1950.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday that the Bolshoi Opera, Orchestra and Chorus will make its New York debut this July, giving two performances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Anna Netrebko has pulled out of the January 9 and 13 performances of L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera. Her replacement will make her company debut.
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.
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.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Google is honoring what would have been the 90th birthday of operatic soprano Maria Callas with a celebratory Doodle.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Monday, November 04, 2013
There was a time at WQXR when the suggestion of a month-long Mozart festival would have been fighting words.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.