Amanda Angel

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Top Five Jet-Setting Classical Musicians This Summer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As the weather heats up, so do travel schedules for a number of performers on the summer festival circuit. These five are among the busiest.


Top Five Fresh (or Refreshed) Ideas for the Concert Hall

Thursday, May 14, 2015

As the 2014-15 season comes to a close, a number of inventive projects have brought forth some inspiring ideas for the future of classical music. Here are five highlights.

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Top 5 Musical Treats for Mom on Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Rather than just treat Mom to brunch this Sunday, serenade her with one of a number of classical music performances around the city. Here are five options, plus WQXR's on-air plans.

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Top Five a Cappella Versions of Classical Standards

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From the King's Singers to Bobby McFerrin, here are five impressive a cappella and vocal arrangements of classical standards.

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Andrew Porter’s Top 5 Contributions to Classical Music

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On April 3, Andrew Porter, the former classical music critic for the New Yorker, died at the age of 86. Porter’s accomplishments went far beyond the publication.
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Top Five Epic Classical Works for Electric Guitar

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In honor of April being International Guitar Month, we’ve collected our five favorite compositions featuring the electric guitar.

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Pierre Boulez at 90: His Top Five Transformations

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As Pierre Boulez celebrates his 90th birthday, here are five examples of his perfectionism as a composer.
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Top Five Infamous Cases of Stage Fright

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new documentary “Seymour: An Introduction” looks at the life of the piano teacher Seymour Bernstein, who was afflicted by crippling stage fright. He wasn't alone.
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Top Five Ticket Resellers for Classical Music Fans

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It used to be rabid classical fans in desperate need of a ticket had to test their luck with scalpers on the street. Now a bevy of websites offer more secure and certain methods.
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Help Wanted: Top Five Conductor Vacancies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Opportunity abounds for the ambitious maestro. A number of prestigious jobs are available right now and in in the near future, though more than a few have serious strings attached.


Five Works about Sheep & Goats to Ring in the Lunar New Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year to ewe! To celebrate, here are five works featuring these auspicious animals.

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Top 5 Classical Cameos on Film

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In honor of Hollywood’s big night and our love of classical music, here are our five favorite movie cameos by famous musicians.

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The Five Worst Dates in Opera

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Missed connections, awkward encounters and flat out bad dates – welcome to the world of opera.
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Five Buzz-Worthy Debuts and Premieres in the Next 12 Months

Friday, February 06, 2015

We’ve combed through the last half of the 2014–15 season and announcements for the 2015–16 one, to find five of the most anticipated debuts and premieres.

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Five Futuristic Musical Instruments That Are Now Real

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Here are five high-tech instruments that seem to come straight out of a science fiction movie. Will these become the norm?

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Five Dramatic New Concert Halls to Watch For

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now that the curtain has risen on the new Philharmonie de Paris, here are five more building projects to look forward to over the next few years.
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Top Five Misbehaving Fictional Maestros

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The rabble-rousing fictional conductors in the Amazon Prime series "Mozart in the Jungle" follow a notorious tradition going back to "Seinfeld" and "Bugs Bunny."

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5 Independent Music Shops in NYC That Have Beaten the Odds

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Strolling down 48th or 58th streets has become less musical, the result of rising rents and online shopping. However, there are mom and pop instrument stores fighting the changing tides.

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The Top 5 Essays on Classical Music of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

A number of journalists documented the tumultuous and at times inspiring year in classical music. Here are our favorite articles and essays from 2014.
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Top Five Serial Operas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 "Serial," a series about a little-known murder case from 1999, has been called podcasting's first breakout hit. Opera composers have also been drawn to episodic series.
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