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.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, we thought we’d give him a toast—or five.
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.
Over the past 10 years, the company’s insignia has been adapted to honor a number of our favorite composers and musical innovators. We selected our five favorite illustrations.
Well before Oscar Madison mussed up Felix Ungar’s spotless existence, odd couplings have provided the inspiration for surprising theater, dance, film and music. Here are the top five strangest pairings.
The start of the 2013-14 season is filled with question marks. Some point to the uncertainty of the future of classical music; others anticipate what we hope will be triumphant returns.
Last week, a Russian conductor landed in hot water after making disparaging remarks about women conductors. Here are five who rise above the controversy.
As the city’s opera houses and concert halls get ready to for the 2013-14 season, here are five venues to make sure to add to your list in the coming months.
Now that WQXR is expanding its reach into Westchester with WQXW 90.3FM, we're familiarizing ourselves with the 'hood. Here are five people and things that have enriched the area.
Cookbooks have long appealed to classical music and opera buffs who know their way around the kitchen, or are just curious what renowned musicians cook when not touring. Here are five standouts.
This summer's heat has been disruptive but even when concerts are indoors, Mother Nature can wreak havoc. Here are our top five most disruptive natural disasters in recent memory.
This season, the Mostly Mozart Festival's music director, Louis Langrée, has Beethoven on his mind. He talks about which of the composer’s works are the most mysterious to him.
It’s always an unexpected treat when opera or classical music makes its way onto late night television shows. Amanda Angel shares her favorite top five appearances.
The recent uprising in Egypt prompt us to think of the most significant musical compositions that have helped fuel revolutionary thought and fervor throughout history
In honor of our nation’s birthday, we present five pieces of classical music that are both American in sound and in subject matter.