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Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
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.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
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.
Friday, July 12, 2013
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
Monday, July 01, 2013
In honor of our nation’s birthday, we present five pieces of classical music that are both American in sound and in subject matter.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
In recent years, crowdsourcing has been a means of creating ensembles, symphonies and collections of scores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.