The Lehman Collection at the Morgan Library, a deposit of nearly 200 original music manuscripts that contains some of the greatest classical works of the 20th Century, is up for sale.
A coalition of Broadway composers and musicians who have a nationwide campaign called "Save Live Music On Broadway" are getting help from the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School. What do you think? Take our poll.
The Library of Congress has launched the National Jukebox, a new Web site offering more than 10,000 extremely rare recordings of American music. Fritz Kreisler, Marion Anderson and Enrico Caruso are among the classical standouts.
Queens-born and New York-educated JoAnn Falletta has been appointed the new principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland. The appointment marks the first time that the ensemble will be led by an American, or by a woman.
The Kronos Quartet, a leading ensemble spotted at both Carnegie Hall and Le Poisson Rouge this season, have nabbed both the Avery Fisher Prize and the Polar Prize for 2011. Founder David Harrington spoke with us about it.
The Met’s 45-ton set piece for its new Ring cycle, which opened the current season with a new production of Das Rheingold and now commands the stage in the cycle’s second opera, Die Walküre, continues to present unexpected challenges to performers.
In a dramatic easing of tensions between New York City Opera and members of the American Guild of Musical Artists, the union has drawn back from earlier plans to strike on April 30.
He feels for the middle-class, he’s all about the Tea Party, and he may run for president. But Donald Trump gives pause when it comes to classical music.
A pair of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found students voice strong objection to outright shoplifting, but are less certain when it comes to illegal downloads. Tell us what you think.
From working on a state farm during China's Cultural Revolution to winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music, composer Zhou Long has come a long way. Reaction from across the music industry is enthusiastic.
Royal Harpist Claire Jones will welcome Prince William and Catherine Middleton to their reception after the royal couple’s Westminster Abbey wedding on April 29. She tells us about the royal gig.
New York City Opera is facing an “almost certain” work stoppage of its chorus members and production personnel, according to the American Guild of Musical Artists. If it proceeds, it will affect the season's final productions.
Classical music producer Anna Berry will coordinate the recording of the royal wedding on April 29. "The pressure to get this absolutely right will be enormous. The consequences of making a mistake on this one would be so horrible and public and awful."
New York City Opera finds itself in financial trouble again, postponing announcement of its next season until it completes a full review of its finances and irons out a balanced budget.
The competition among classical musicians to stand out at the Grammy awards just got a little stiffer, as the Recording Academy announced Wednesday it has trimmed the awards categories down from 109 to 78.
Plácido Domingo is sticking with his scheduled concerts this month in Tokyo, despite the recent disasters that have rocked Japan. It comes after some notable interruptions in his performance schedule.
In the latest sign of an already turbulent year for American orchestras, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra has dissolved. The musicians of the ensemble took their final bow together on Saturday night.
New York’s annual nod to all things Scotland is underway with a run of receptions, theater programs, whiskey tipples and occasions for kilts.
The Brooklyn Flea starts spring off right this weekend with the inaugural opening of its second location on the Williamsburg waterfront. See a slideshow of new food for sale at the Will'burg spot.