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Brian Wise

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Classical Music Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The music of Beethoven, Puccini and especially Verdi can contribute to lowering blood pressure, according to a new study by Oxford University scientists.
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Love and Death, Wagner-Style: 'Tristan und Isolde' at 150

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Wagner’s "Tristan und Isolde" premiered 150 years ago Wednesday in Munich. Listen to this (highly condensed) synopsis of the opera.
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Is Carl Nielsen the Most Underrated Composer of the 20th Century?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Several musicians and thinkers have argued this point. Tune in Tuesday for music celebrating the Danish composer's 150th birth anniversary and decide for yourself.
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Music Critic: Why I Confiscated a Woman's Ringing Phone Mid-Concerto

Friday, June 05, 2015

When a cell phone began to ring during a concert in Vienna, one American critic reached over, took the phone out of the owner's hand, and pocketed it until intermission.
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Margaret Juntwait, Former WNYC Host, Voice of Metropolitan Opera, Dies at 58

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Margaret Juntwait, the former WNYC announcer who became the first woman to host the Met broadcasts, has died.
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Donor Left Millions for New York City Opera as Company Filed for Bankruptcy

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The executors of a late City Opera benefactor's estate have come forward to deliver a bequest included in his will. 
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Projected Titles Have Helped to Save Opera, Says Dramaturg

Monday, June 01, 2015

Fred Plotkin recently argued that surtitles have become a crutch for opera-goers, turning their attention away from the music. Today we get an opposing view.
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In World Soccer, a Handel Anthem Provides Timely Theme Music

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As scandal engulfs the world soccer governing body FIFA, a Handel coronation anthem provides an unlikely soundtrack.
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Polyphony Foundation Aims to Bridge Gaps Between Jewish and Arab Israelis

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A nonprofit aims to join Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through classical music training programs.
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Hair Strands of Mozart and Beethoven Expected to Fetch $18,000 in Auction

Monday, May 25, 2015

The hair strand belonging to Mozart has sold in an auction at Sotheby's for $51,825; the small lock of Beethoven's hair has sold for $8,125.
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Cecilia Bartoli to Sing Maria in 'West Side Story'

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Italian opera star will sing the role of Maria in a new production of West Side Story at its 2016 edition.
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Valery Gergiev Remains Top-Paid Cultural Figure in Russia

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Valery Gergiev leads a list of the top-paid cultural figures in Russia – out-earning nearly 800 leaders of theaters, museums, orchestras and circuses.
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After Cuba, Minnesota Orchestra Renews Contracts with Players, Vänskä

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Minnesota Orchestra said Tuesday that it has renewed its contracts with both its music director and its musicians, two days after returning from a whirlwind trip to Cuba.
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Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.
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Detroit Symphony to Webcast Mahler Rehearsal – For 15 Minutes

Monday, May 18, 2015

This Wednesday, Internet audiences can watch 15 minutes of Leonard Slatkin's morning rehearsal with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
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Reynold Levy Delivers Frank Assessment of Lincoln Center and Its Leaders

Monday, May 18, 2015

Former Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy is blunt about some of New York's most powerful arts leaders in a new book. He tells us why.

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Chicago Symphony Plans to Broadcast Concerts in China

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chicago’s WFMT-FM is reportedly on the verge of a deal to broadcast Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts in China, joining a group of three other major American orchestras.
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Q&A: Stephen Hough on Grieg, Piano Shopping and the Death of Record Stores

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stephen Hough talks about choosing Grieg pieces and the pianos on which to play them. Read more and get a free download.
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Musician's Tweet About Missing Violin in Amtrak Crash Sparks Backlash

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A violinist who was on board the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday night is facing a backlash for complaining on social media about her missing violin.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Eloísa Maturén to Team Up for 'Death and the Maiden'

Monday, May 11, 2015

A new production of the 1991 play by playwright Ariel Dorfman is expected to open this fall with an unlikely pair of collaborators.
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