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Special Note: Infograph: BSO 2014-15 By the Numbers

10/28 John KC Symphony for Game 6, Joyce DiDonato for Game 7

10/27 John Barry’s Widow Establishes a Scholarship for Film Music

10/25 Did Bach’s wife write his finest works controversy

10/08 Australia Opera cancels Carmen over fears it promotes smoking

10/07 Read about the new documentary, "Maestro"

10/05 How to Make Music With a Whale

10/04 Handel & Haydn’s Bernard celebrates society’s success

09/30 Winners Chosen in Program to Aid Female Composers

09/28 Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading BSO

Special Note: Backstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera! (Video)

09/16 2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

09/09 The Sixteen to tour with Monteverdi’s Vespers

09/02 Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids

08/25 Frans Brüggen, Pioneer in Early Music

08/25 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Belohlávek-Weilerstein review

08/22 Metropolitan Opera Reaches Settlement With Last Unions

08/19 Addicts Symphony
08/18 Metropolitan Opera and Two Unions Reach a Tentative Deal

08/14 Conductor Gerard Schwarz to record Season 2 of PBS series

08/13 Conductor Frans Brüggen has died

08/07 Louisville Orchestra in the black

08/05 Christiane Karg carries on performance with dislocated knee

08/04 Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

07/27 Operatic tenor Carlo Bergonzi dies aged 90

07/22 Is This Young Man The Next Leonard Bernstein?

07/14 Classical at the casino - ka-ching?

07/13 Maestro Lorin Maazel - 1930-2014

Of Special Note: Falletta’s Irish orchestra tenure to end this fall

07/03 Philip Smith, Master Trumpeter

06/25 Wanamaker Dreams Come True

06/25 Harpist Jasmine Hogan returns to Wake Forest for benefit concert

06/24 Mediations and Mutiny Backstage

06/20 Glenn Dicterow Is Retiring After 34 Years as Concertmaster

06/16 BBC plans primary school classical music campaign

  • 06/12 Music lessons combat poverty’s effect on the brain
  • 06/12 Rafael Frühbeck, 80, Passes; Made the World a Podium

    06/11 N.Y. Philharmonic Names New-Music Prizewinner

    06/09 $10m Stradivarius violin found in New York heiress' wardrobe

    06/04 Justice Department to review music licensing rules

    06/04 Frühbeck de Burgos to retire

    06/03 Budapest Orchestra Has Bows Seized

    05/30 Glyndebourne gardens: Perfect for Opera

    05/24 Composers Struck by Homeland Fever

    05/19 Music professor retires after record-breaking 67 years

    05/13 Youthful Ensemble Turns Up the Intensity

    05/08 Farewell to Sir George Christie

    05/04 Can You Hear Me Now? Turn That Thing Off!

    04/24 Vanska returns to Minnesota Orchestra

    04/24 Berlin Philharmonic Starts Its Own Record Label

    Of Special Note: Hilary Hahn’s ‘27 Pieces’ at Greenwich House Music School

    04/21 Lark Ascending tops classical poll

    04/20 How This Renoir Used to Look

    04/13 New discussion group talks about classical music

    04/05 Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day

    03/30 Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

    03/17 The Pianist Teaches, Too

    03/07 Art of Variations, Beethoven to Berio

    03/02 Robin Ticciati: 'When I conduct it feels like sorcery'

    02/25 Symphony guide: Saint-Saëns's Third

    02/18 Violinist Vanessa-Mae Completes Giant Slalom

    02/14 Andris Nelsons to Conduct Lucerne Concerts

    02/14 No Rest for a Tenor

    02/06 NC Symphony appoints Will Robin as its first Scholar-in-Residence

    02/06 Stradivarius Is Recovered Unharmed After Theft

    02/05 NY Philharmonic’s Archives Going Online

    01/30 Violinist’s Triumph Is Ruined by Thieves

    01/29 Homage to Alfred Schnittke at Juilliard

    01/21 Renee Fleming to sing national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII

    01/20 Claudio Abbado, Influential Italian Conductor, Dies at 80

    01/10 Wojciech Kilar, Composer for Movies and Symphony Halls, Dies at 81

    01/08 Sneaky Judges Find Their Pianist

    01/04 Lifting The Curse of the Ninth

    12/31 Maestro at Work: Hold That Cough

    12/26 That’s Vintage Verdi, That ’61 ‘Otello’

    12/23 A Late Bloomer, 250 Years on

    12/15 Beethoven hunter knows the score

    12/13 Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to Nashville Symphony

    12/10 What's the value of sacred music in a secular age?

    12/10 La Scala Confirms Chailly Will Be Principal Conductor and Music Director

    12/04 British Composer Award winners are revealed

    11/19 da Vinci's extremely rare Viola Organista

    11/12 British composer John Tavener dies aged 69

    11/11 Kermit Moore, cellist, conductor and composer, is dead at 84

    11/08 Triangle Youth Philharmonic to Premiere Work by Terry Mizesko

    11/04 Malone: "This is my Hitchcock moment"

    10/28 Pianist Lang Lang Chosen as UN Messenger of Peace

    10/22 Verdi and the Birth of Modern Italy

    10/14 Royal Opera House expands Cinema Season

    10/04 The Return of ‘The Nose’

    09/24 A Fight for Love, in the Met and Out

    09/18 NC Symphony Music Director Set to Lead Orchestra Through 2018 Season

    09/13 Why music is good for the heart

    09/12 Opinion: Star Tribune shouldn't echo

    09/09 NYC Opera needs to raise $7M

    09/03 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

    08/26 Britten's 'Paul Bunyan'

    08/20 In music, the eyes matter

    08/13 Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter's

    08/09 Cloaking an Opera in a New Identity

    07/29 Why young people still care about classical music

    07/18 Your First Classical Music Crush

    07/16 Why should we play the music of our time?

    07/13 Youth Orchestra That's A National First

    07/09 Jonathan Biss presents free online course on Beethoven

    06/27 RSNO appoints new assistant conductor

    06/19 Richard Marlow has died

    06/17 La Scala presents Wagner's Ring

    06/14 Pianist Davide Martello Calms Istanbul

    06/12 Farewell to Mario Bernardi

    06/10 Concerto Caledonia

    06/09 Ukraine pianist wins Cliburn piano competition

    06/09 Stuck on China tarmac

    06/06 Austrian Piano Virtuoso Buchbinder

    06/05 The "Organ Heard 'Round The World"

    06/04 Mariinsky Theatre broadcasts first live ballet in 3D

    05/26 Channeling the Masters

    05/23 ACO Names Bermel Artistic Director

    05/21 BSO names Andris Nelsons Music Director

    05/21 How to Entice People to the Symphony

    05/19 Young, Yes; Youthful, Sometimes

    05/19 Levine Commands Carnegie Hall

    05/14 Take me out to the … opera?

    05/13 BBC Proms reports record opening day ticket sales

    05/07 N'Dour, Saariaho share Polar Music Prize

    04/26 World Premiere of major new opera Dulce Rosa

    04/26 EMI Classics and Virgin labels to disappear

    04/19 Conrad Tao signs exclusively to EMI

    04/18 Conductor Becomes First Woman to Lead Britain's Proms Finale

    04/15 Still Searching for the Promised Land

    04/15 Caroline Shaw wins 2013 Pulitzer for music

    04/15 Sir Colin Davis remembered

    04/14 Sir Colin Davis dies

    04/13 Stradivarius trees

    04/13 Stravinsky puts a Spring in your step

    04/10 SPCO deal brings relief, smiles

    04/05 Have Some Fun

    04/04 Montreal without Nagano?

    04/03 It Takes Brass

    04/03 Composer, educator Robert Ward dies

    04/01 Vienna opera director collapses during performance

    03/26 A foghorn, brass bands and 50 ships

    03/26 Wigmore Hall, London: Viktoria Mullova, Paolo Giacometti

    03/21 Rise Stevens, Mezzo-Soprano Star of ‘Carmen,’ Dies at 99

    03/19 No Secret Formula to Music

    03/15 Titanic bandmaster's violin found

    03/13 Vivaldi Boosts Mental Vitality

    03/11 Beginner's Etiquette Guide: Ballet & Opera

    03/10 Written on Skin – review

    03/03 Marie-Claire Alain, Master of the Organ

    03/03 Barber of Seville; Emerson Quartet

    02/27 Van Cliburn Dies

    02/24 Mahan Esfahani – review

    02/24 Wolfgang Sawallisch, 1923-2013

    02/15 Britten’s War Requiem

    02/11 Classical Grammy Awards

    02/08 Oregon Symphony's James DePreist Dies

    02/07 Warner Music Group Buys EMI

    02/04 Work performed for the first time in 400 years

    01/30 S.F.S.: The Rule of Spain and Britain