James Bennett II

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A New Production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ Features Voices of the Incarcerated

Thursday, May 03, 2018

In Heartbeat Opera’s new production, several U.S. prison choirs sing the ‘Prisoners’ Chorus.’
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Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Mahler's Tenth From Memory

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Check out the big brains on Sir Simon!
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Leonard Bernstein’s Bookshelf: An Intimate Look

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Get to know the great composer-conductor through his library. 
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A Third Bernstein Biopic, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Has Been Announced

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to co-produce and star in a Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed Leonard Bernstein biopic called 'The American.'
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The Trombone's Wild Path to the Orchestra

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trombones, in some form or another, have been around for centuries. But they're a relatively recent addition to the standard orchestra.
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For Arbor Day, Plant a Tree Then Watch Disney's 'Pines of Rome'

Friday, April 27, 2018

Respighi's tone poem "Pines of Rome" is a classic for Arbor Day and National Poetry Month.
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Enjoy an Excerpt From Massenet's Rarely Performed 'Cendrillon'

Friday, April 27, 2018

Liceu Opera Barcelona staged the Laurent Pelly production of the Massenet opera, featuring Joyce DiDonato in the title role.
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason Steps Up For the Royal Wedding

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The 19-year-old cellist played in front of Prince Harry at a charity event last summer, and earned an invitation from Meghan Markle to play at their royal wedding.
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7 Pieces That Show Poetry and Music Are Better Together

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The lyric qualities of Shakespearean prosody, heart melting lieder and epic tone poems do more than enough to prove poetry and music make for quite the combination.
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These 5 Cellos Are Perfect for This Hair-Raising Schubert Song

Thursday, April 19, 2018

LA-based cello quintet SAKURA presents a cello-centric take on this Schubert classic.
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Stereotyping Instruments: Why We Still Think Some Are For Boys, Others For Girls

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Even though instruments are genderless, why do we keep stereotyping who should play them?
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Murray Perahia Finds the Drama and Passion in Chopin

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Watch the pianist and conductor's commanding and graceful interpretation of Scherzo No. 2.
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If You're Mad About 'DAMN.,' You Probably Need to Listen to More Hip Hop

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Many felt that Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win signals the end of any meaning the Pulitzer Prize for Music once held. But why isn't everyone taking hip hop seriously?
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Study Explores Relationship Between Music Education and Academic Performance

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A team of Dutch neuroscientists conducted the first longitudinal a study tracking the impact music education has on students' academic performance. 
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Listening to 'Soundtrack to Spring' From The New Yorker

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tom Gauld’s spring-themed cover features Beethoven, Vivaldi and Stravinski — and is utterly befitting of the season.
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The Sounds of War: Listening to Battle Music

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Visual art and drama may spring to mind when you think of artistic depictions of war, but for several centuries, composers found a way to capture battles in music.
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Memories of Pavarotti From His Personal Butler

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Simeon Rossett may have an understanding of the tenor unlike any others.
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The 5 Browns' Musical Rhapsody on the Steinway Factory Floor

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The piano-playing quintet plays a Gershwin favorite at the birthplace of many a Steinway.
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Cecil Taylor’s All-Encompassing Sound

Friday, April 06, 2018

The innovative pianist has died at age 89. Though he is best known for his participation in jazz’s avant-garde, different periods of his music life reveal just how well-traveled he was.
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Enjoy This Vintage Karajan Any Time of Year

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Watch the Austrian conductor lead the Vienna Philharmonic in this 'Radetzky March' from the 1987 New Year's concert.
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