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Video: For Leopold Stokowski's Birthday, How to Conduct Without a Baton

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The conductor Leopold Stokowski, who was born 133 years ago Saturday, was noted for a conducting style that spurned the traditional baton.
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Sleepers Awake: When Bach Fuels the Morning Routine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In one form or another Bach gets our musical motors running, whether we're fumbling students or great musical minds. With that in mind, WQXR begins each day with Your Morning Bach.

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Sneak Peak Video: George Gagnidze Sings Prologue to 'Pagliacci'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
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Music for the Easter-Passover Overlap

Thursday, April 02, 2015

With both Passover and Good Friday falling on the same day this year – followed closely by Easter, of course – there's a particularly rich menu of seasonal music to be heard.

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Notes of Nuttiness for April Fools' Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.

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National Recording Registry Adds Joan Tower's Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joan Tower's cheekily provocative responses to Aaron Copland are now preserved in the National Recording Registry.
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Video: Bach Meets the Jackson 5 in Piano Guys' Video

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Say what you will about The Piano Guys – they know how to put together a video-ready classical mashup.
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There's More to Irish Classical Music Than Folk Arrangements

Monday, March 16, 2015

If any nation was guilty of neglecting its musical heritage, Ireland is probably not it. Find out why, and check out WQXR's St. Patrick's Day programming lineup.
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Video: Operatic Dance Piece Filmed Inside Giant Particle Collider

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Large Hadron Collider has played host to a grand conceptual performance that combined opera, dance and physics. Watch the video.
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Baritone Quinn Kelsey Wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quinn Kelsey, a baritone from Hawaii, has won the Beverly Sills Award, an annual $50,000 prize given by the Metropolitan Opera to young singers.
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Carnegie Hall's Weill Retires as Chairman, Succeeded by Perelman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees announced it has elected investor Ronald Perelman as chairman to succeed Sanford Weill, who is retiring from the position after 24 years at the helm.
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Dallas Opera Sets Out Welcome Mat to Women Conductors

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To put it in homespun Texas terms, male conductors are as common as cornbread. Women on major podiums remain a far scarcer sight.
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Video: How to Make a Flying Violin

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A video has been making the rounds on YouTube showing an antique violin modified for flight – a "Violincopter," as it's dubbed.
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Opera Company Adds Nudity to Salome, Stirring Uproar

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A staging of Richard Strauss's "Salome" is causing controversy after the company decided to add nudity to the climactic "Dance of the Seven Veils."
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HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 
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Video: The Knights' Orchestral Jam Session Yields Collaborative Piece

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Knights chamber orchestra took a cue from the world of rock and collaboratively wrote a piece. Here's how it came together.
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'Mindfulness Opera' to Feature Yoga, Audience Participation

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Lost in Thought," by composer Rolf Hind, is said to be the world's first "mindfulness opera" and will allow audiences to do yoga, meditate and eat during the performance.
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Video Webcast: Opening Concert of the Philharmonie de Paris

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A concert venue opened Wednesday, the Philharmonie de Paris, with a dedication to those killed in last week's terrorist attacks. Watch the archived webcast.
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Video: Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand Sing a Chanson for Charlie Hebdo

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The operatic soprano – and more recently, cabaret singer – joined the veteran film composer Michel Legrand as part of an evening-length tribute event.
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10 Times Classical Music Owned Facebook in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.
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