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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Classical music has been shown to lower stress, make people smarter and provide a homeopathic sleep aid. What other benefits are lurking out there? Here are our top five side effects.
Friday, November 04, 2011
The details of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life seem scripted for a movie and filmmakers have noticed. We’ve compiled our top five films featuring Beethoven.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Why blend into a crowd full of ghouls and goblins this Halloween when you can dress as a glamorous musician? Here are five options. And as a bonus: the top five costumes in opera.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Playing in venues from Avery Fisher Hall to Brighton Beach, here are our top five live-scored movies and where you can find them.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Even in tight economic times, some orchestras are finding a way to commission and premiere new music. Here are the top five.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Maestros, masterpieces, a minimalist and a modern instrument aren’t just highlights of the new classical music season — they’re subjects of a crop of new books about classical music.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
From fastest fingers to best-selling albums to the longest careers, we’ve compiled our five favorite classical record holders.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Foliage turning colors, the shortening of days and harvest celebrations full of good food and drink: In honor of Friday’s autumnal equinox, we’ve compiled our top five odes to the fall.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Now that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has moved its tent from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the relationship between classical music and style seems closer than ever. Here five fabulous fashion statements in music.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Between earthquakes and hurricanes striking the East Coast, events have become somewhat apocalyptic lately. Coincidentally, there’s quite a playlist to accompany such tumultuous disasters. Here are our top five works of the apocalypse.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
We look to music to express things that are true and sincere, ways to express our innermost feelings and bare our souls. But sometimes what was once meaningful becomes cliché. Here are the top five.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Fortissimo just isn’t enough for some people. To show just how ear-shatteringly bombastic some composers want their music played, they have been known to double, triple and even quadruple those fortes. Here are our top five.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Despite a momentous career, critics often hated on Stravinsky. As such, we’ve culled Nicolas Slonimsky’s book Lexicon of Musical Invective for the five top written critiques of Stravinsky. We can only imagine people said even worse.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
It seems counterintuitive that something as intimate and personal as music can be created using a formula. But here are five composers who wrote compelling works using complex mathematical principles.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On July 5, Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica staged a concert in Strasbourg, France that championed the cause of Russian political prisoners. It followed a tradition of using music to carry political messages.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
There are a lot of anthems being sung this month with Canada Day, Bastille Day and Belgian National Day, not to mention July 4th all happening. Here are our top five anthems written by notable composers.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Before heading out to the beach or the country for some R&R this summer, we've put together a list of movies to watch just in case a rainy day or two keeps us indoors. Among them is a docu-drama on the life of Glenn Gould.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
As a salute to the orchestras that stepped outside the box when programming their concert seasons, here are our top five unlikely headliners -- from an ABBA tribute band to a NASA astronaut.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This week, the New York Philharmonic mounts Leos Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen in an anticipated, animal-themed production at Avery Fisher Hall. With no offense to Old Farmer MacDonald, here are our top five works with animals in starring roles.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
In honor of Father’s Day, we list our top five fathers who greatly influenced the course of Western music through their progeny, and their children’s spouses.