Two months after narrowly averting a foreclosure on its concert hall, the Nashville Symphony now faces difficult contract talks with its musicians.
A recently-discovered recording of Luciano Pavarotti – believed to be the late tenor's first – will be commercially released in October. Hear a sample.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has time to read the classics. But what pieces of music should he download to get a feel for the Russian soul? We asked some experts for suggestions.
A violinist claims he was handcuffed for playing Bach's Third Partita on the platform of the Hunter College subway station Thursday – and spent four hours in custody as a result.
For its 65th edition, organizers of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence sought to demonstrate that the region's most established music festival has not grown staid and predictable.
How do you think orchestras should deal with hot weather? Must the show go on when temperatures near 100? Take our poll and share your thoughts.
The 2013 edition of the Bayreuth Festival opens with a new production of the Ring Cycle that's expected to be as colorful and contentious as anything this annual event has seen.
Antoine Wagner, a photographer and filmmaker living in New York, has long had a special passion for shooting landscapes and nature. Then he learned about his famous relative.
Less than 24 hours after the Boston Symphony's incoming music director Andris Nelsons canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood due to a freak accident, the festival has announced two further cancellations.
We've asked several Wagner scholars, conductors and critics about how they deal with issues around Wagner's troublesome character traits: his anti-Semitism, misogyny and narcissism.
A new app designed for iPads gives users a chance to better understand Liszt's Sonata in B minor. It shows the English pianist Stephen Hough giving a complete performance.
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall, is bringing together 120 students from 42 states. It debuts this week.
A talk last week at the Aspen Institute reignited a debate that has been circulating in the arts world over the past year: does the website Kickstarter raise more money for the arts than the federal government?
Sunday's Wimbledon final attracted a host of high-profile faces, including at least one from the world of classical music: bespectacled pianist Mitsuko Uchida was seen cheering in the royal box.
As Egypt’s military ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, the country's largest performing arts institution took steps to avoid being swept into chaos.
The sale of Steinway to private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. has raised questions from pianists and admirers of the New York brand. Here are some of the most common ones.
Last week, the Metropolitan Opera named Boris Allakhverdyan as its new principal clarinetist, capping what had been an extended musical chess match involving several top orchestras.
Steinway Musical Instruments announced on Friday that it has finalized the sale of Steinway Hall, its flagship showroom at 109 West 57th Street.
A symphony orchestra gets a gleaming new concert hall. It’s a symbol of cultural ambition, civic pride and even urban renewal. Or, is it an albatross and a money pit?