Richard Dare has quit his new post at the New Jersey Symphony after questions about his personal and professional past emerged in a lengthy New York Times investigation.
A man who found a violin among some trash by the side of the road in San Antonio, TX, has learned that the instrument is a 1922 Giuseppe Pedrazzini violin.
Eight weeks after Sandy, the offices of New Amsterdam Records, an independent record label in Red Hook, Brooklyn, remain battered.
David Finlayson, the second trombonist in the New York Philharmonic, gives us an instrument's-eye view by attaching a GoPro camera to his trombone slide.
Classical album sales dropped sharply, by 20.5 percent, in 2012, to 7.5 million copies. In 2011, 9.4 million were sold. It was the largest drop of any genre except for jazz.
The Baltimore Symphony has begun a pilot project with Parsons The New School for Design, to study new models for concert attire. It has changed little since Brahms's era.
Robert Mann made his New York recital debut in 1941, just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now age 92, he is leading a series of master classes this week streamed online.
While Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" finale ushered in the New Year in rousing fashion, this Countdown also saw some surprises and notable shifts.
The year 2012 in classical music saw financial hardships, artist shuffles, disasters, scandals, openings and closings. Here's a brief look back at 2012 according to web traffic on WQXR’s Blogs.
Procrastinating holiday shoppers with a taste for grandeur take note: New York City Opera began selling off its old sets this week. View a slideshow of a few highlights.
If Handel's Messiah is the quarterback of holiday music, Bach's Christmas Oratorio is the second-string walk-on. But on Sunday, WQXR gives Bach's underplayed work a starting spot in the lineup.
During the 1960s and '70s, Goodyear and Firestone peddled Christmas albums in their stores, usually for a dollar each, while customers waited to get their tires changed or wheels aligned.
Myra Huang, a pianist who frequently works with opera singers, has been named the head of music at New York City Opera, a part time position.
Mimì and Rodolfo face many adversities in La Bohème – a drafty garret, a creepy landlord, tuberculosis. But all are mere annoyances compared to the L train at rush hour.
Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer who became India's most influential musician, died Tuesday evening in San Diego, CA. He was 92.
While the Nets said goodbye to New Jersey for a new arena in Brooklyn this fall, a Brooklyn orchestra manager is planning to add a Garden State orchestra to his resume.
Half of New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home, according to recent data. This has an effect on the Christmas music played in churches, stores, cars on MP3 players.
Charles Rosen – the polymath pianist, lecturer and author of numerous books on classical music and the humanities – died in Manhattan Sunday. Listen to an archival broadcast.
The locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra were nominated for a Grammy Award on Thursday, just hours before the orchestra posted an operating deficit of $6 million for fiscal 2012.
When Venezuela's flagship orchestra comes to Carnegie Hall, many of its 200 musicians will have traveled from lives of desperate poverty, crime and violence.