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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.
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).
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.
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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Though the serpent’s appearance in the orchestra pit is rare, it can make an impression when its bellowing is present. Here are our top five works that feature the serpent.
Friday, January 18, 2013
When the Metropolitan Opera opens a new Rigoletto production inspired by Rat Pack–era Las Vegas, it will be one in of a spate of new contexts for this warhorse.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
As awards seasons gets into full swing—the Oscar Nominations have been announced—it’s a time to reflect on what a great season it’s been for classical music fans.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
We’ve assembled our top five classical music anniversaries that don’t include Verdi and Wagner.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Santa isn’t the only one checking his list this time of year. Critics around the country and world are filing their reports on who is deserving of praise and who is despicable.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, we’ve collected our favorite iPad apps of the year for current and future classical music lovers.
Monday, December 03, 2012
As the holidays approach, let us help you find that perfect present for the classical music fans on your list.
Monday, November 19, 2012
As many music lovers prepare for Thanksgiving meals, we've sniffed out the five tastiest feasts that are served up on the opera stage.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We’ve combed through the compilations, and found five of the more original albums conceits available, from the naughty to those for your pets.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
To commemorate Carter’s complex musical output, his cutting wit and his generosity toward fellow musicians, we’ve collected our favorite five videos featuring the composer and his work.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Chuck Berry famously demanded Beethoven “Roll Over” to help usher in a new era of rock and roll. But rather than eschewing the famous German composer, popular musicians started quoting him in their works.
Friday, October 26, 2012
"Saturday Night Live" and Comedy Central don’t have a monopoly on political satire. Commentary on the state of government has been showing up in for centuries in operas by Monteverdi to John Adams.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
An advertising campaign for the English National Opera’s production of Don Giovanni showing an opened condom wrapper has caused stir in London. Are the posters obscene, or just provocative?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
As tennis player Novak Djokovic faces off against Andy Murray for the Wimbledon trophy today, find out more about his interest in classical music.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
With New York’s newest venue opening its doors this past week, raves and critiques about the Barclays Center are streaming in. What would you want to see there?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Uncertainty surrounds many American orchestras as the new season gets underway. But all is not dire. Here are five opening-night concerts that excite us for the months ahead.