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Brian Wise

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Gunther Schuller, Pioneer of Third Stream Jazz-Classical Fusion, Dies at 89

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller, the composer and performer who advocated a fusion of jazz and classical, died on Sunday.
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Hartford Symphony Musicians Rail Against Proposed 40% Pay Cuts

Friday, June 19, 2015

Musicians of Connecticut's largest orchestra have sharply criticized a new budget that they say calls for up to 40 percent cuts in their pay.
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After Ronald Wilford, Classical Music's Super-Agent, Who Calls the Shots?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

This week's episode looks at the legacy of Ronald Wilford and the future of artist management with two present-day managers.

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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Fathers

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How well do you know your famous dads in classical music? Take our quiz, and tune in Sunday for Father's Day-themed music.

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Composer Hopes to Put Listeners to Sleep with 8-Hour Piece

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

British composer is writing a piece intended to be heard while sleeping. Audience members will be asked to listen from beds rather than seats.
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A Photo History of the New York Philharmonic Parks Concerts

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The New York Philharmonic opens its 50th anniversary season of free summertime performances in New York City's parks Wednesday. Check out this photo history of the series.
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Google Signs Deals with Five Major Orchestras for New Online Music Store

Monday, June 15, 2015

Google has announced deals with five major orchestras to release exclusive recordings through a new classical music storefront on its Google Play Music store.
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BP Protesters Get Inside Royal Opera House

Friday, June 12, 2015

Protesters disrupted a performance of "La Boheme" at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday night, when two of them stood up and unfurled a banner.
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How Music School Grads Can Beat a Tough Job Market

Friday, June 12, 2015

In this week's Conducting Business, we explore career prospects for the class of 2015 with two recent conservatory graduates and a researcher.

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Orchestre de Paris Names Daniel Harding as Next Music Director

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With the new job, Harding becomes the top maestro at the Philharmonie de Paris, a dramatic new 2,400-seat hall on the northeastern edge of Paris.
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Classical Music Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The music of Beethoven, Puccini and especially Verdi can contribute to lowering blood pressure, according to a new study by Oxford University scientists.
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Love and Death, Wagner-Style: 'Tristan und Isolde' at 150

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Wagner’s "Tristan und Isolde" premiered 150 years ago Wednesday in Munich. Listen to this (highly condensed) synopsis of the opera.
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Is Carl Nielsen the Most Underrated Composer of the 20th Century?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Several musicians and thinkers have argued this point. Tune in Tuesday for music celebrating the Danish composer's 150th birth anniversary and decide for yourself.
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Music Critic: Why I Confiscated a Woman's Ringing Phone Mid-Concerto

Friday, June 05, 2015

When a cell phone began to ring during a concert in Vienna, one American critic reached over, took the phone out of the owner's hand, and pocketed it until intermission.
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Margaret Juntwait, Former WNYC Host, Voice of Metropolitan Opera, Dies at 58

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Margaret Juntwait, the former WNYC announcer who became the first woman to host the Met broadcasts, has died.
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Donor Left Millions for New York City Opera as Company Filed for Bankruptcy

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The executors of a late City Opera benefactor's estate have come forward to deliver a bequest included in his will. 
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Projected Titles Have Helped to Save Opera, Says Dramaturg

Monday, June 01, 2015

Fred Plotkin recently argued that surtitles have become a crutch for opera-goers, turning their attention away from the music. Today we get an opposing view.
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In World Soccer, a Handel Anthem Provides Timely Theme Music

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As scandal engulfs the world soccer governing body FIFA, a Handel coronation anthem provides an unlikely soundtrack.
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Polyphony Foundation Aims to Bridge Gaps Between Jewish and Arab Israelis

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A nonprofit aims to join Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through classical music training programs.
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Hair Strands of Mozart and Beethoven Expected to Fetch $18,000 in Auction

Monday, May 25, 2015

The hair strand belonging to Mozart has sold in an auction at Sotheby's for $51,825; the small lock of Beethoven's hair has sold for $8,125.
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