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Brian Wise

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A Caroling They Go: Some Radio Stations Can't Wait for Christmas

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More than 150 FM music stations have ditched regular programing this month in favor of an all-Christmas-music format, according to StationIntel.com, a trade publication.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's Eccentric Instrument Brought to Life in Poland

Monday, November 18, 2013

Leonardo Da Vinci excelled at almost everything he turned his hand to, although his mind was often so busy with new projects, he had trouble finishing what he'd started.

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Timeline: JFK's Legacy to Classical Music

Monday, November 18, 2013

President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy brought a particular zeal to hosting musicians at the White House. After JFK's death, many musicians wrote tribute pieces in his memory.

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World's Oldest Piano Maker Pleyel To Close

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The company was founded in 1807 and supplied instruments to Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Grieg, Ravel and Stravinsky. It has struggled with high costs and increased competition.

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John Tavener, Composer Associated with Beatles and Princess Diana, Dies at 69

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John Tavener, an English composer known for his intensely spiritual works, died on Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England.

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Mozart Manuscript, 'Star Wars' Snippet Put Up for Auction

Monday, November 11, 2013

A two-page manuscript from an early Mozart serenade is to be sold at an auction in New York. But will "Star Wars" fans snag the real treasure of the day?

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Paganini Biopic Draws Cool Response in Germany (Video)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"The Devil's Violinist," a new biopic starring the violinist David Garrett as Niccolò Paganini, has drawn some devilish reviews since its opening a week ago. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think.

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Quiz: Test More of Your Mozart Knowledge

Thursday, November 07, 2013

After last week's kick-off quiz, we're offering another chance for you to test your knowledge of all things Mozart. Try this week's and see if you're moving up to "genius" level yet.

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Valery Gergiev Responds to Gay Rights Protests

Thursday, November 07, 2013

After remaining largely silent to protests, the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev issued a statement on Wednesday seeking to clarify his views on his country's controversial anti-gay laws.

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After the 'Mozart Effect': Music's Real Impact on the Brain

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Twenty years after the now-debunked "Mozart Effect" study, neuroscientists are giving us a broader understanding of how musical training can impact brain development and cognition.

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New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section for 35 years, announced on Tuesday that he will retire in June 2014.

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Musical America Names its Artists of the Year

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Audra McDonald has been named musician of the year by Musical America, the industry publication. Pablo Heras-Casado and the International Contemporary Ensemble are among the other recipients.

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Lou Reed, Opera Duet Singer?

Monday, November 04, 2013

As tributes to the late Lou Reed continue, two videos highlighting two of his operatic projects have resurfaced.

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Conductor, Horn Player Seek to Modernize Orchestras with Google Glass

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Since June, Cynthia Turner, a conductor and music professor at Cornell, has been sporting the $1500 glasses as both a teaching tool and increasingly, as an enhancement to the concert experience.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Mozart?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are you Mensa on Mozart or more "meh?" Test your knowledge of all things Mozart with our online quiz. We'll have a new one each week.

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Gallery: Ten Classical Musicians We'd Invite to a Halloween Party

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some classical musicians have a special knack for getting in the spirit of creepy characters and spooky alter-egos. On this Halloween, here are ten standouts.

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Gardiner: J.S. Bach Was a Hooligan in his Youth

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Johann Sebastian Bach may have been quite a brawler as a teenager. So writes John Eliot Gardiner, conductor and noted Bach interpreter, in a new book about the German baroque composer.

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Chamber Music Society to Summer in Saratoga

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nothing caps a day of betting on the ponies like a night of chamber music. That's what the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is gambling as it establishes a new summer home in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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What Lou Reed Gave Classical Music

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The rock 'n' roll iconoclast was more than punk's most important ancestor. But his career with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist inspired many classical musicians who yearned to walk on the wild side.

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Lincoln Center Expands Bargain Ticket Booth

Friday, October 25, 2013

Uptown performing arts organizations are getting their own version of the TKTS Booth.

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