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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
With stages in Roman amphitheaters, 17th century palaces, and churches where Mozart played, these five festivals should delight both history buffs and classical music fans.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Googly eyed fuzzy figures aren’t just for sports fans and Comic Con attendees. Symphonies, opera companies and record stores have cute mascots to help win over admirers, especially the young ones.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A new piece by composer Gabriel Kahane honors the legacy of the Works Progress Administration. Here are five works the WPA funded in its heyday.
Monday, April 22, 2013
An Academy Awards-like event debuts in London Monday. Whether the "Operas" eclipse some of the prestigious honors already out there for live performance remains to be seen. Here are five notable awards events.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Here are our five favorite examples of the multitalented people who’ve made that jump between the world of acting and that of classical music.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
There’s something at least mildly obsessive about presenting a composer’s complete set of works. Here are the top five ambitious cycles, from Haydn to Mahler.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
While it's doubtful Bach intended his music for dancing, he wrote his share of gigues, sarabandes and gavottes. Read our top five and get a free download.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Hundreds of composers have paid the father of classical music homage by incorporating the B-A-C-H motif in their music. We’ve gathered our favorite five.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
For much of his life, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was at best considered a cult figure in the realm of contemporary music. Here are five reasons why Stockhausen is so popular right now.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
TED Talks, those brief lecture-style reports of groundbreaking ideas in fields from medicine to technology, have also included a number of classical musicians. Here are our top five.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
From music theory to history to industry issues, we’ve sifted through the catalog of offerings to find our favorite five geared toward the interests of classical music fans.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
There are few things left for Joshua Bell to achieve as a violinist, but as a conductor he still has plenty of new ground to cover. Blogger Amanda Angel gives her list of top five violinists that have become maestros.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we searched the opera repertoire for the five most potent love potions and spells (at least in terms of their influence on plot development).
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Puns. They’re irresistible to headline writers and pops concert producers, but their usage usually evokes groans rather than giggles. Here are five lowlights. Name your zingers here.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers while his older brother John helms the Ravens. Before both meet up Sunday in the Super Bowl, we consider some of classical music's big sibling rivalries.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Though the serpent’s appearance in the orchestra pit is rare, it can make an impression when its bellowing is present. Here are our top five works that feature the serpent.
Friday, January 18, 2013
When the Metropolitan Opera opens a new Rigoletto production inspired by Rat Pack–era Las Vegas, it will be one in of a spate of new contexts for this warhorse.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
As awards seasons gets into full swing—the Oscar Nominations have been announced—it’s a time to reflect on what a great season it’s been for classical music fans.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
We’ve assembled our top five classical music anniversaries that don’t include Verdi and Wagner.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Santa isn’t the only one checking his list this time of year. Critics around the country and world are filing their reports on who is deserving of praise and who is despicable.