Classical Music

How Leonard Bernstein Made the New York Philharmonic the Most Beloved Orchestra in the World

The two-time Tony-winning composer was also the maestro who changed the way the world listens to music.<p>Leonard Bernstein remains an international …

Orchestras

"It's a privilege to dedicate a life to the great masters," says pianist Sir András Schiff

<b>Sir András Schiff</b> <b><br>When:</b> Monday, Oct, 23, 7:30 p.m. <b><br>Where:</b> Dominion-Chalmers United Church <b><br>Tickets:</b> starting at $39 at chamberfest.comFresh off a …

Canadian News

Denver Art Song Project a “vital little genre” of Colorado’s cultural scene

Classical fans have never had to look hard to find opera or symphonic music along the Front Range. There are plenty of orchestras and presenting …

Denver

‘Halo Wars 2’ shoots for a Grammy, and a composer scores with music made for video games

It’s safe to say, film fans, that a large part of the enjoyment derived from watching movies comes from listening to them. As video games compete for …

Science

Richard Strauss’s Comic ‘Arabella’ Is Your Saturday at the Opera Broadcast

Saturday at 1 pm: Hear the San Francisco Opera's archival production of the Strauss opera, featuring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role.

Opera

Music to the ears! Scotswood school pupils learn to play instruments under special scheme

Pupils at a West End school in Newcastle are being given the gift of music through a special programme.<p>Youngsters at Bridgewater Primary, in …

Education

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Daniil Trifonov - Forellenquintet /Trout Quintet (Trailer & Interview)

Violin

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When Haydn Almost Went Under the Knife to "Save" His Voice

Eight-year-old Joseph Haydn's voice was so good, his choir director suggested an operation that would let it remain permanently unchanged.

Orchestras

Master Class with Sir András Schiff

About<p>Celebrated pianist Sir András Schiff gives a masterclass at Juilliard's Paul Hall in New York City. Talented Juilliard pianists Christian De …

Orchestras

Osmo Vänskä Looks Beyond the Expected

To live life as Osmo Vänskä is to every day and in every corner of each symphony, concerto, oratorio, opera, or other musical work find something …

Orchestras

From Jackson Public School to classical conducting in Vienna

When Mississippi native William Walker saw the suffering and devastation amassed by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he felt a deep desire to help those …

Entertainment

A DSO music director candidate? Pablo Heras-Casado dazzles in Debussy and Ravel

If I were a betting man, I might put some money on Pablo Heras-Casada as a serious candidate for music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. …

The Arts

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, A celebration of Jeannette Thurber

Catriona Young presents performances of Dvorák's New World Symphony and American voices and music from the archives of the Library of Congress in Washington.<p>12:31 AM<br>Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 -1827)<br>Symphony No 8 in F major, Op.93<br>Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roger Norrington (conductor)<p>12:54 …

Orchestras

Ives: Symphony No. 2 by Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic

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Orchestras

Martha Argerich and Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra Perform Verdi, Respighi and Prokofiev

At 8 pm on Friday, tune in for Carnegie Hall Live featuring the legendary pianist Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell'Academia Nazionale di Santa …

Orchestras

BBC Two - Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera, Series 1, Episode 2

For centuries in western culture, opera has been the greatest show on earth. Historian Lucy Worsley explores how history and opera go hand in hand. She visits the great European cities where some of the most famous operas were written, tells the stories of the colourful characters who composed …

Orchestras

Brown University orchestra director relieved of duties

Brandon Keith Brown, hired in May as music director of the Brown University Orchestra and visiting professor of music, was relieved of his conducting …

Orchestras

The Only Living Person Watching ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Wants You to Watch ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

<i>I’m still not convinced that anyone anywhere in the world watches Mozart in the Jungle.</i><p>I watch <i>Mozart in the Jungle</i>. I’m the only one. It’s my lonely …

TV

A symphony that — more than most — is open to interpretation

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the NEC Philharmonia, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, performs Witold Lutosławski’s Symphony no. 3. The work gestated for a …

Orchestras

Bernstein’s Philharmonic

• New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway, will toast our beloved Laureate Conductor’s 100th birthday with favorites from his Broadway musicals — from …

Orchestras

Wiener Symphoniker: Beethoven Symphonies 1, 3 CD review – persuasive and buoyant

Wiener Symphoniker/Jordan (Wiener Symphoniker)<p>Philippe Jordan is to be the next music director at the Vienna State Opera, but the city’s audiences already know him well as the chief conductor of Vienna’s second-most-famous orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker. This disc marks the start of the …

Orchestras

Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

Leonard Bernstein is having the last laugh, the conductor Leon Botstein said recently from the stage of Carnegie Hall.<p>Mr. Botstein was at Carnegie to lead his American Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, one of the ambitious concert works that earned him much snobbish criticism in …

Orchestras

The thrill of being a composer's muse

Violinist Madeleine Mitchell describes her collaborative process with leading composers<p>I’ve always been interested in art and often go to galleries …

Orchestras

Extraordinary performance by Chicago Symphony launches La Jolla Music Society 2017-18 season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra played Schubert, Mozart and Schumann in Copley Symphony Hall on Wednesday evening, presented by La Jolla Music …

Orchestras

Two foursomes, VERY different concerts from Third Coast Percussion and the Danish String Quartet

Two concerts this week certainly displayed what different musical effects can be produced by four musicians — in this case a string quartet and a …

The Arts

Association of British Orchestras

ABO/Rhinegold Awards 2018<p><b>Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open. The awards will be presented at the ABO Conference dinner in Cardiff on</b> …

Orchestras

Cecilia String Quartet

The clarinet of Order-of-Canada recipient James Campbell promises to deliver a “mountaintop” piece of classical music when he unites with a …

Canadian News

Maria Anna Mozart Was a Musical Prodigy Like Her Brother Wolfgang, So Why Did She Get Erased from History?

When people ask why we have specifically black histories, or queer histories, or women’s histories, it can be hard for many who do historical …

Culture

Was Richard Strauss the greatest film composer that never was?

At the brilliantly programmed Oxford Lieder Festival, a silent film version of Rosenkavalier made you wonder what might have been<p>An opera without singers, a Strauss orchestra of just 16, and an early music ensemble playing Mahler: welcome to the Oxford Lieder Festival, where familiar repertoire is …

Orchestras