Since the release of her debut album "Horses" in 1975, Patti Smith has created music rooted in noisy, primitive, three-chord rock & roll. Smith is also an opera lover.
Every day, the piano manufacturers at Steinway & Sons face an essential question: How to balance craftsmanship with making a profitable instrument. See how it happens in this video tour.
What happens behind the scenes of a live broadcast can be just as thrilling as what goes out over the airwaves or Webcast. Watch our video on the making of a live broadcast.
Wednesday was a big day for Bach enthusiast Dale Henderson, it being J.S. Bach's 327th birthday as well as the second “Bach in the Subways Day." Watch a slideshow of the event as it played out.
Representing one of the many micro-niche musical genres at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, is the hybrid known as indie classical. WQXR's Kim Nowacki looks at this year's event.
The New York Philharmonic announced its upcoming 2012-13 season Wednesday morning, one that will feature the composer Christopher Rouse and the pianist Emanuel Ax.
We all know what they say about making a first impression. Eric Owens shares his list of the top five character entrances in opera and the music that accompanies them.
A new documentary from Brooklyn filmmaker William E. Badgley tells the story of KARP, a post-hardcore trio from Olympia, Wash. “Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP” has its New York premiere in Brooklyn on Friday.
A woman is out $2500 after PayPal allegedly ordered a customer to destroy an antique violin she had sold him, which he claimed was a fake.
Andrew Shapiro has played the piano at a Manhattan McDonald's for over seven years. Hints of Chopin-esque harmonies mingle with shouts of “May I help the next customer please?”
As we wrap up Beethoven Awareness month, we hope you’ll continue to “spread the joy” and enjoy these free downloads from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.