A Canadian musician says customs agents at John F. Kennedy airport destroyed 13 of his handmade flutes, sparking outrage on the Internet this week.
The appearance of Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 at the top of the WQXR Classical Countdown is as expected as the cheap gym membership offers that arrive in the mail every New Year.
Marta Eggerth, the Austro-Hungarian operetta star and actress whose performing career lasted well into her late 90s, died on Thursday at her home in Rye, New York. She was 101.
The year 2013 saw the passing of conductors and composers, directors and singers, among others who contributed to classical music. Scroll through the slideshow, and click on the individual photos for a full obituary.
Three top music critics review the year 2013 in music: Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, Justin Davidson of New York Magazine and Heidi Waleson, from the Wall Street Journal.
Billboard reports that the top-selling classical artists of 2013 were the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a monastic order from rural Missouri. Their biggest rivals? "Fifty Shades of Grey."
While it hasn't been given much consideration, the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" has a classical music soundtrack. A film insider explains.
Every year brings concerts, recordings and opera productions. It also means new scandals and obsessions. Here are our arbitrarily granted citations for classical music in 2013.
“Heavy metal” took on a whole new meaning Sunday when more than 400 tuba and euphonium players belted out an array of holiday carols for the 40th annual Tuba Christmas.
The New York Philharmonic and its musicians union announced an agreement Friday on a four-year labor contract.
The locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced a series of 10 self-produced concerts for the winter and spring.
We've all had moments when our mind has wandered during a Wagner opera, a Bruckner symphony or perhaps a long Mozart recitative.
Of the 81 Grammy categories, eight are devoted exclusively to classical music. Here are three categories to watch in advance of the awards.
The Berlin Philharmonic on Monday announced a New York residency for October 2014 that will span six concerts and three of the city’s biggest cultural institutions.
The Milwaukee Symphony plans to reduce the size of the ensemble and slash its performance schedule in an effort to address a multimillion-dollar budget deficit in its last fiscal year.
In one often-repeated anecdote, one of Nelson Mandela's greatest pleasures was listening to classical recordings while watching the sunset.
Benjamin Zander is known for being many things: a late-blooming conductor, a motivational speaker, an educator and Mahler specialist. What he’s not known for is shyness before a microphone.
A choral singer who was on her way to Manhattan for a performance of Handel’s Messiah was among the four victims in the Metro-North train derailment on Sunday.
Frank Gehry has been identified as the architect, though other details including a specific completion date have not been disclosed.
Marion Lignana Rosenberg, a writer, critic and translator who chronicled the classical music world with a stylish insight for outlets including WQXR, died on Thursday near Albany, NY.