Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.
Fall is always the most exciting time to be a classical music fan in New York City. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big fall concerts this year.
Thousands of R&B fans hoping to find Robin Thicke’s chart-topping hit "Blurred Lines" have been unexpectedly treated to a violin and harpsichord duet by an 86-year-old composer.
In this Conducting Business podcast, a look at how political-style web advocacy has moved into the realm of classical music and the arts, from the Minnesota Orchestra to the Metropolitan Opera.
The unseasonable appearance of Christmas music in Pret à Manger shops this week was not the creep of the holiday retail season into August.
They are Aida Garifullina, a soprano from Kazan, Russia, and Ao Li, bass-baritone from Dezhou, China.
As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.
If it wasn’t Tchaikovsky, it may never have come up. But suddenly, opera diva Anna Netrebko and renowned conductor Valery Gergiev now find themselves in an awkward circumstance.
Participants in a new study — including highly trained musicians — were better able to identify the winners of competitions by watching silent video clips than by listening to audio recordings.
"It’s exciting in a way but ultimately it just doesn’t grab me," said host David Garland on Movies on the Radio.
Stage fright has long carried a stigma among classical musicians. But some are embracing new methods for coping with the butterflies – from meditation to medication.
The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.
Along with their enthusiasm for travel and quest for world peace, Miss America contestants may wish to talk Kreisler and Sarasate this year.
Video screens in concert halls have long been controversial. Now they're being joined by a new generation of digital effects and video art – the kind usually seen in Las Vegas spectacles.
The Metropolitan Opera said on Tuesday that its season-opening production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by Fiona Shaw, after the director Deborah Warner pulled out.
Lloyd Moss, a WQXR host of five decades who brought an irreverence and genial wit to the once staid universe of classical radio, died on Saturday.
The mezzo-soprano Wendy White is suing the Metropolitan Opera for a 2011 accident where a set collapsed from under her during performance of Faust, causing her to fall eight feet.
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.