With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world’s eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea. Here are five noteworthy artists from the country.
The silver screen has periodically been a source of inspiration for opera composers. Here are five of this year’s Academy Award-nominated films we believe could be sung on the stage.
Blogger Amanda Angel has had just about enough of this winter. She has gathered five works that best describe this brutally cold season.
While several operas weave sincere tales of undying love, an equal number seem to undermine the actual notion of love and make fools of those who profess it.
With the 2014 Winter Games starting this week, and figure skating inevitably at the center of the action, we’re celebrating our five best uses of classical music in Olympic skating performances.
As the NFL takes over the tri-state area in anticipation of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, the grandiosity of this annual event seemed could be called operatic.
The Pittsburgh Symphony is considering a return trip to Iran. If accomplished, it would be just the latest of goodwill tours that orchestras have taken to hostile nations, acting as cultural ambassadors.
Throughout human history, cultural thinkers have tried to find connections between the five senses. Now, some musicians are trying to intermingle sound, colors and scents.
Anyone traveling with an instrument, especially an expensive one-of-a-kind type model, knows the perils of flight. Here are five devastating accounts of air travel.
The year 2014 brings about a new crop of honorees. Here are five anniversaries that classical music lovers should mark on their calendars.
Before the New Year rings in, here are our top 6—there is one tie—plus a few extra honorable mentions of our favorite written features about classical music from 2013.
For more than two centuries, composers have been writing children’s playthings into their scores. Here are five pieces that incorporate non-traditional instruments.
There’s still time to get the perfect present for the classical music lover on your list.
Expressing thanks through music requires nuance—a challenge for any skilled composer. Luckily, there have been plenty of composers up to the task.
On Friday, Benjamin Britten would have turned exactly 100 years old. Here are five ways to celebrate his life and legacy, including special programming on WQXR.
Despite the trend towards youth, these five conductors have shown both longevity and loyalty, becoming synonymous with the major ensembles they’re still leading.
Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.
Mozart still faces rumors about his life, his genius and death. As the Month of Mozart kicks off, we dug up five of the most infamous myths and researched the facts behind these tales.
It’s not pure coincidence that classical composers wind up on soundtracks to horror flicks and slasher movies. Their music can raise the hairs of listeners even without scary special effects.
As we reach the heart of the fall season, a lot of verbiage will be created around the musical topics. Here are five venues to catch these discussions over the next several weeks.