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Amanda Angel

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Top Five Ambitious On-Location Operas

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It is one thing to just roll a piano outdoors. It’s another thing entirely to mount an entire opera in its actual setting. Here are five.

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Top Five Recent Pop-Up Performances

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes the surprise of an unexpected performance, whether in a grounded plane, in protest-filled streets, or an unassuming corner in Brooklyn, can be both poignant and inspiring.

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Five New and Unusual Crowdsourced Projects in Classical Music

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In recent years, crowdsourcing has been a means of creating ensembles, symphonies and collections of scores.

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Top Five Comeback Stories in Classical Music

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The recent return of James Levine to the podium, and news of a young opera singer’s success after undergoing a pair of double lung transplants, we're reminded of other notable comeback stories.

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Top Five Rite of Spring Celebrations in 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Upon its premiere on May 29, 1913, The Rite of Spring famously provoked a riot that spilled out of the theater into the streets of Paris and the newspapers of the day, and forever resonated in both the music and dance world.

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Top Five Summer Music Festivals in Historic Settings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

With stages in Roman amphitheaters, 17th century palaces, and churches where Mozart played, these five festivals should delight both history buffs and classical music fans.

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Top Five Mascots in Classical Music

Friday, May 10, 2013

Googly eyed fuzzy figures aren’t just for sports fans and Comic Con attendees. Symphonies, opera companies and record stores have cute mascots to help win over admirers, especially the young ones.

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Top Five WPA-Commissioned Works You Should Know

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new piece by composer Gabriel Kahane honors the legacy of the Works Progress Administration. Here are five works the WPA funded in its heyday.

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Top Five Red Carpet Events for Opera Singers

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Academy Awards-like event debuts in London Monday. Whether the "Operas" eclipse some of the prestigious honors already out there for live performance remains to be seen. Here are five notable awards events.

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Top Five Actors who Crossed Over to Classical Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here are our five favorite examples of the multitalented people who’ve made that jump between the world of acting and that of classical music.

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Top Five Epic Cycles in Classical Music

Thursday, April 04, 2013

There’s something at least mildly obsessive about presenting a composer’s complete set of works. Here are the top five ambitious cycles, from Haydn to Mahler.

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Bach 360°: Dance in the Music of Bach

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

While it's doubtful Bach intended his music for dancing, he wrote his share of gigues, sarabandes and gavottes. Read our top five and get a free download. 

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Top Five Deployments of the B-A-C-H Motif

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hundreds of composers have paid the father of classical music homage by incorporating the B-A-C-H motif in their music. We’ve gathered our favorite five.

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Top Five Reasons Why Stockhausen's Music is Hot

Thursday, March 14, 2013

For much of his life, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was at best considered a cult figure in the realm of contemporary music. Here are five reasons why Stockhausen is so popular right now.

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Top Five TED Talks By Classical Musicians

Sunday, March 10, 2013

TED Talks, those brief lecture-style reports of groundbreaking ideas in fields from medicine to technology, have also included a number of classical musicians. Here are our top five.

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Top Five Online Courses for Classical Music Fans

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From music theory to history to industry issues, we’ve sifted through the catalog of offerings to find our favorite five geared toward the interests of classical music fans.

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Top 5 Violinists-turned-Conductors

Thursday, February 21, 2013

There are few things left for Joshua Bell to achieve as a violinist, but as a conductor he still has plenty of new ground to cover. Blogger Amanda Angel gives her list of top five violinists that have become maestros.

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Top Five Most Potent Love Spells in Opera

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we searched the opera repertoire for the five most potent love potions and spells (at least in terms of their influence on plot development).

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Top Five Terrible Puns in Classical Music

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Puns. They’re irresistible to headline writers and pops concert producers, but their usage usually evokes groans rather than giggles. Here are five lowlights. Name your zingers here.

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Top Five Sibling Rivalries in Classical Music

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers while his older brother John helms the Ravens. Before both meet up Sunday in the Super Bowl, we consider some of classical music's big sibling rivalries.

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