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Top 5 Wintriest Works

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blogger Amanda Angel has had just about enough of this winter. She has gathered five works that best describe this brutally cold season.

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Top Five Opera Scenes for Jaded Hearts

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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.

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Top 5 Figure Skating Routines Featuring Classical Music

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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.

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Top Five Similarities Between Opera and Football

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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.

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Five Famous Orchestra Tours in the Name of Diplomacy

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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.

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An Eyeful of Sound: Top Five Multisensory Performances

Friday, January 17, 2014

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.

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Top Five Flying Disasters for Musicians

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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.

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Top Five Notable Composer Anniversaries in 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The year 2014 brings about a new crop of honorees. Here are five anniversaries that classical music lovers should mark on their calendars.

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Top Essays on Classical Music of 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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.

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Top Five Musical Pieces for Toys

Tuesday, December 17, 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.

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WQXR's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

There’s still time to get the perfect present for the classical music lover on your list.

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Top Five Expressions of Thanks in Classical Music

Monday, November 25, 2013

Expressing thanks through music requires nuance—a challenge for any skilled composer. Luckily, there have been plenty of composers up to the task.

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Top Five Ways to Commemorate the Britten Centenary

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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.

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Top Five Longest-Serving Music Directors

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Despite the trend towards youth, these five conductors have shown both longevity and loyalty, becoming synonymous with the major ensembles they’re still leading.

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Top Five Encores that Overshadowed the Performance

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.

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Top Five Myths about Mozart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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.

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Top Five Pieces to Raise the Dead (or Undead)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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.

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Five Musical Talks to Hear This Fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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.

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Top Five Toasts in Verdi's Operas

Monday, October 07, 2013

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, we thought we’d give him a toast—or five.

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Five New York City Opera Productions That Made History

Thursday, October 03, 2013

New York City Opera filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Thursday, beginning the formal process of dissolving the company and paying off millions of dollars to a range of creditors.

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