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'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers

Robert Lee Watt fell in love with the French horn at an early age. He met a lot of resistance from people who thought his background and his race made a career with the instrument unlikely — but he went on to become the first African-American French hornist hired by a major symphony in the United …

After Five Years of Silence, the Lonely Voice of Miles Davis' Trumpet Is Once Again Heard in the Land

When Miles Davis stopped performing in the spring of 1976, rumors flew that the legendary jazz trumpeter would never play again. Once he had been …

Musician plays the trombone while skiing

Was this man with a trombone the inspiration for violinist Vanessa-Mae's Winter Olympic bid?<p>The violinist Vanessa-Mae achieved something remarkable at the Winter Olympics today, placing 67th (last of the finishers) in the giant slalom, some 27 seconds behind the leader, Slovenia's Tina Maze, after …

Harnoncourt, orator of sound | DW | 05.12.2014

During the last movement of Joseph Haydn's "Farewell Symphony," the musicians leave the stage, one by one and in groups. At the end, only one …

The Arts

PSO offers rousing Beethoven creations

High-energy performances of two of Ludwig van Beethoven's most powerful symphonies brought the audience at Heinz Hall to its feet cheering at the end …

Grammys 2015: List of Classical Nominees

In-house orchestra labels had a particularly strong showing in the nominations for the 57th Grammy Awards, which were announced on Friday afternoon.

6 Secrets to Success Only Early Birds Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Ilya Pozin, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It’s been proven time and time again that the most successful people tend to be early risers. The person you spy out your window going for an early morning jog …

Time Management

Who Can Be an Entrepreneur?

You’ve probably seen an article—or even a book—about starting a business that begins, “Not everyone can be an entrepreneur.” That cautionary warning …

5 Ways Third Man Records Made Vinyl Cool Again

Why in the world would you want to buy a record?<p>Jack White has been influencing rock music for nearly two decades. He clearly has a passion for …

Music Production

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What's in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher, who made his fortune as an innovator in the high fidelity phonograph industry, donated $10.5 million …

Wagner descendant heads a music fest -- Beethoven, not Bayreuth

Nike Wagner suffered a bitter defeat in a family power struggle over Germany's Bayreuth Festival, which is dedicated to the operas of her great-grandfather, Richard Wagner. But she is back on the European classical music scene, with a festival devoted to a different composer: Ludwig van …

David Robertson plays electric guitar at Sydney Symphony Orchestra Vanguard

Robertson, who has been learning guitar, joined 12 musicians from the SSO with his Fender Stratocaster in a rendition of Terry Riley's In C before …