"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As tributes to the late Lou Reed continue, two videos highlighting two of his operatic projects have resurfaced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uptown performing arts organizations are getting their own version of the TKTS Booth.
The pianist Christian Zacharias halted a performance Wednesday night with the Gothenburg Symphony after an audience member's phone began to ring. See what happens next.
Of the 20 largest orchestras in the U.S., only the Baltimore Symphony has a woman music director. In this podcast, three experts consider the obstacles facing women in the field.
The brass sections of the Boston Symphony and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras are sounding off for their respective hometown teams in the World Series.
The high auction price of the "Titanic Violin" mirrors the price rises in the rare string instrument trade over the past decade. Here are the top ten.
The 60-year-old Philharmonic faces an uncertain future: the website has been offline for months and its music director is no longer with the orchestra. Can Brooklyn be a home to classical music?
The violin believed to have been played by the bandleader as the Titanic sank is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000 when it goes up for auction this weekend in Wiltshire, England.