Naomi Lewin hosts the award-winning, weekly program Classics for Kids, which airs on radio stations across the country. Lewin has produced feature stories and full-length music programs for national broadcast, as well as intermission features for Metropolitan Opera broadcasts.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
At a time when symbols of racism are being banished, blackface makeup at the opera is disappearing too. But how should companies portray Otello?
"Art for art's sake?" Not any more.
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?
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.
This week's episode looks at the legacy of Ronald Wilford and the future of artist management with two present-day managers.
In this week's Conducting Business, we explore career prospects for the class of 2015 with two recent conservatory graduates and a researcher.
Former Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy is blunt about some of New York's most powerful arts leaders in a new book. He tells us why.
It's hard to talk about Tchaikovsky, who was born 175 years ago last Thursday, without getting into, well, sex.
Young musicians are still conforming to traditional gender stereotypes in their choice of instrument, according to a number of studies.
"If everyone does Beethoven's Ninth or everyone does "Swan Lake," a) we get very dull, and b) there are many versions of Beethoven's Ninth that you can get online."
Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones says that nothing lights up his e-mail inbox like an opera company staging a Broadway musical using full amplification.
Orchestras and arts organizations find themselves walking a fine line with protecting their brand when they hire an artist with controversial views.
Toronto Symphony president Jeff Melanson tells WQXR's Conducting Business that Valentina Lisitsa's politics had nothing to do with the orchestra's decision to drop her.
If you're a music fan of a certain age you’ll remember your first Walkman: likely a cassette player with a belt clip and possibly a built-in radio.
Frank Lewin composed orchestral works, opera and over 150 scores for film and television. His daughter, Naomi Lewin, remembers his greatest work.