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Broadway Scam Centers Around Soprano Kathleen Battle

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A talent agent is accused of stealing $165,000 after claiming that he was raising funds to produce a play about Kathleen Battle's tumultuous final day at the Metropolitan Opera.
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5 Versions of the National Anthem that Sparked Outrage

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WQXR
The arrangement of a "sadder" "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Olympics has sparked outcry among sports fans and music experts. It's not the first time the anthem has provoked controversy.
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National Sawdust Broadens Its Scope in Second Season

Monday, August 15, 2016

WQXR
The Williamsburg-based organization will launch a new publication and present musical theater, in addition to offerings of opera and music, in its sophomore season.
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1,000 Voices Unite for Premiere of 'The Public Domain'

Sunday, August 14, 2016

WQXR
Despite a heat advisory for New York City, 1,000 singers braved the steamy weather to make their Lincoln Center debuts on Saturday in David Lang's 'the public domain.'
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6 Brazilian Artists and Ensembles We'd Like to See in Rio

Monday, August 01, 2016

From the São Paulo Symphony to pianist Nelson Freire, here are the Brazilian artists we hope will get cameos during Friday's opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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What We Learned from the First New York Opera Fest

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WQXR
From the Bronx to basketball courts in Brooklyn, the inaugural New York Opera Fest presented more than 25 productions, providing a survey of the state of opera in the city.
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Marni Nixon, Voice Behind Movie Musicals, Dies at 86

Monday, July 25, 2016

WQXR
Marni Nixon, the singing voice behind Natalie Wood's Maria in 'West Side Story', Audrey Hepburn's Eliza in 'My Fair Lady' and Deborah Kerr's Anna in 'The King and I', died Sunday.
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Listen: Music Jumps from the Console to the Concert Hall

Thursday, July 21, 2016

WQXR
Composer Austin Wintory, who wrote the Grammy-nominated score to the game Journey, is one of a new generation of artists finding success and creative freedom in video games. 

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In Studio: Soprano Nadine Sierra Sings Mozart and Foster

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WQXR
As she prepares for her Mostly Mozart Festival debut, rising star Nadine Sierra visited the WQXR studios to sing a pair of arias by the Austrian composer, plus an American classic.

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6 Performers Using Music to Make the World a Better Place

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WQXR
In response to the horrific events of recent weeks, here are classical musicians using their art to advocate for peace, justice, environmentalism and other good causes.
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Julian Barnes Imagines Shostakovich's Struggles Under Stalin

Thursday, July 07, 2016

WQXR
Julian Barnes, the Man Booker Prize–winning author, describes how he delved into Shostakovich's psyche to write his latest book, plus how he deals with "concert rage."

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Watch: Inon Barnatan Plays Mendelssohn at the Steinway Factory

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

WQXR
Pianist Inon Barnatan visited the Steinway Factory in Queens where he performed Mendelssohn's Rondo capriccioso. Watch an exclusive video of his virtuoso performance.
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8 Female Composers Who Were Hits in Their Own Time

Thursday, June 30, 2016

WQXR
Anna Beer, author of a new book profiling the lives of female composers from the 17th to the 20th centuries, talks about the women who succeeded against the odds.
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Kennedy Center Honors Martha Argerich

Thursday, June 23, 2016

WQXR
Argentine pianist Martha Argerich is among five honorees — including the Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and James Taylor — to be acknowledged for lifetime artistic achievements.
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Dallas Opera to Support Women Conductors 'For the Long Haul'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

WQXR
As it announces its second class of participants, the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors has also committed to support women in the conducting field for 20 years.
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Blue Skies and Beethoven: Chinese Musicians Spend a Week with the NY Phil

Monday, June 20, 2016

WQXR
See photos and read impressions from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy fellows' time with the New York Philharmonic.
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5 Versions of 'Nessun Dorma' that Went Viral

Thursday, June 16, 2016

WQXR
From Paul Potts to Laura Bretan, we track the short history of Puccini's "Nessun dorma" on televised reality shows, plus why the aria's fame would have shocked its composer.
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Musicians Commemorate Victims of the Orlando Shooting

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WQXR
In New York, a choral gathering created an atmosphere of mourning for Sunday's shooting victims. It was among the musical tributes held in the United States and abroad.
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Legendary Voice Teacher and Soprano Phyllis Curtin Dies

Monday, June 06, 2016

WQXR
The famed singer, who premiered the title role of Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" before embarking on a 51-year teaching career, died at the age of 94 at her home in the Berkshires.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named Met's Next Music Director

Thursday, June 02, 2016

WQXR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who in the 2020-21 season will assume the role held by James Levine, will have an immediate involvement in the company's artistic planning.
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