Is the 'Star-Spangled Banner' Out of Place at Orchestra Concerts?
The "Star-Spangled Banner" that kicks off opening nights across the U.S. is often believed to represent a great patriotic tradition. But some say it's out of place and out of mood. Sep 25, 2015
Why Russia Wants to Take Rachmaninoff From Westchester
An international dispute arose recently when a Russian minister announced his country's intention to reclaim Rachmaninoff's remains from a cemetery in Valhalla, NY. Sep 10, 2015
Why Do Contemporary Operas Rarely Get Revivals?
According to a recent study, of the 589 operas that were premiered over the last 20 years, only 11 percent received subsequent revivals. Here's why. Sep 2, 2015
Contemporary Opera: Pleasing Both Connoisseurs and the Masses?
If American opera audiences balk at a complex, modern work, how do we account for the warm reception Written on Skin received, and the cooler one for Cold Mountain? Aug 31, 2015
As Newspapers Cut Music Critics, a Dark Time for the Arts or Dawn of a New Age?
Classical music fans can look back on to a time when every major newspaper, and many smaller publications as well, had a classical music critic. This world is being quickly left behind. Aug 11, 2015
Disbelief Suspended? Met Opera Abandons 'Blackface' Makeup in 'Otello'
At a time when symbols of racism are being banished, blackface makeup at the opera is disappearing too. But how should companies portray Otello? Aug 7, 2015
Music Festivals Increasingly Promote Their Value to Tourism and Economy
"Art for art's sake?" Not any more. Jul 31, 2015
As Soloists Aim For Glamour, Is Classical Music Going the Way of Pop?
On this week's podcast, we asked three classical music insiders if attractiveness plays a part in a soloist's career and, are older women getting pushed off the stage? Jul 23, 2015
Can Apple Music Find Harmony with Classical Music Fans?
The launch of the streaming service Apple Music has both raised hopes and reinforced some of the persistent complaints about Apple when it comes to classical music. Jul 16, 2015
After Ronald Wilford, Classical Music's Super-Agent, Who Calls the Shots?
This week's episode looks at the legacy of Ronald Wilford and the future of artist management with two present-day managers. Jun 18, 2015