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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
There’s still time to get the perfect present for the classical music lover on your list.
Monday, November 25, 2013
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Sometimes the encore overshadows the scheduled performance. Here are five noteworthy encores that eclipsed their programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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.
Friday, September 20, 2013
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.
Monday, September 16, 2013
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.