Classical News:

  • 04/14 Jean-Claude Malgoire died at the age of 77

    > 04/13 Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony needs speeding up by 20 minutes, claims conductor

    03/29 BBC NOW/Van Steen review – dynamic showcase of young Welsh composers

    03/08 Composer John Williams to Bequeath His Life Work to The Juilliard School Library

    03/02 Daniil Trifonov and His Teacher Dazzle With Dual Virtuosity

    02/18 Hear How ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Became a Music Showcase

    02/02 François Girard’s production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” - Watch the Met Opera Stage a Sea of Blood

    01/28 Barbara Hannigan leads list of Grammy Awards' classical winners

    01/19 Meet the New Generation Leading Berlin’s Classical Scene

    01/02 How Mongolia went wild for opera

    12/15 Alison Balsom named as new Cheltenham Music Festival boss

    11/27 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

    11/22 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Silver-Maned Baritone From Siberia, Dies at 55

    11/07 This cello was played in the trenches of the First World War

    10/19 Philip Glass Reveals His Love for the Cello

    10/10 New York Architects Chosen for Major New London Concert Hall

    09/22 Pianist is composing classical music from irregular heartbeats, to help diagnose patients

    09/10 Heartbroken pianist plays non-stop in public

    08/22 Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit

    08/07 Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music

    07/20 Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” at Burning Man

    07/12 Rising-star cellist Bryan Cheng receives Michael Measures Prize

    07/04 Putting ‘Don Giovanni’ on a Truck, and Returning Opera to Its Roots

    06/27 A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles

    06/19 Thomas Allen: ‘I fly the flag for opera as a great art form'

    06/12 Yekwon Sunwoo wins the Cliburn Piano Competition

    06/01 Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Conductor, Dies at 71

    05/26 A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic

    05/19 Royal Albert Hall invites the public to share memories

    05/12 A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

    04/27 Composer Max Richter’s top five lesser-known classical music picks

    04/21 Bill Murray to release classical music album

    04/12 Where Pianists Look When They Play Hint: Not at their hands.

    04/07 A Passion for Bach: why the St John belongs on the live stage at Easter

    03/29 Early Music Vancouver's back to Bach headlines classical music blitz

    03/17 where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?

    03/15 A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader

    03/14 Stradivarius heard for first time since 1980 theft
    03/08 Fanny Mendelssohn's getting her due

    03/02 Orchestral librarians: In The Line Of Fire

    02/18 Is Rossini’s Cinderella overrated?

    02/10 Leontyne Price: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About

    02/08 Remembering Nicolai Gedda, 91, Versatile Tenor Whose Career Spanned Fifty Years

    02/02 An introduction to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    01/26 Malala Yousafzai’s UN speech set to music

    01/22 John Rutter: 'Money's like petrol. You only notice when the tank is empty'

    01/19 Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86

    01/15 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko

    01/12 10 impossible classical masterpieces

    01/05 Georges Prêtre: Conductor who forged a special partnership with Maria Callas in his 70-year career

    01/03 Karel Husa, a renown Czech-born composer, spent his last years in Apex

    12/26 Pianist Martha Argerich on remarkable career

    12/25 Singers in Russian Military Choir Among 92 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Into Black Sea

    12/20 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti, Barbican

    12/07 The Best Classical Music of 2016

    12/05 BBC Radio 3 to record music by ‘lost’ female composers

    11/29 Academic denies irresponsibility in Sotheby's Beethoven manuscript row

    11/16 Music aficionados are reviewing this incorrect Beethoven t-shirt and it’s hilarious

    11/06 Zoltán Kocsis, pianist and 'giant of music', dies aged 64

    11/01 BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

    10/16 10 Questions for Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner

    10/09 RIP Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera

    10/03 Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz

    09/28 Simon Keenlyside in ‘Don Giovanni’ [ Video ]

    09/16 St Kilda lost songs album tops classical music chart

    08/29 Female Conductors: time to take the baton

    08/20 Jules Buckley, the Conductor who is on a mission to rid the Proms of its image

    08/14 David Lang's 'the public domain' Beats the Heat

    08/03 Grisey: Les Espaces Acoustiques CD review – profound and with a huge physical presence

    07/31 BBC Proms 2016: reviews of the best Proms so far

    07/25 Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night

    07/18 Classical music gets my pulse racing

    07/15 Gregg Smith, Choral Leader Who Elevated Standards, Dies at 84’

    07/15 Sakari Oramo: ‘The Proms should not be dumbed down’

    07/08 Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. Fish.

    06/28 David Lang: anthems for doomed youth

    06/20 Glastonbury to celebrate David Bowie with first classical music headliner

    06/16 Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time

    06/12 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts Two New Works

    06/04 Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

    06/03 Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Succeed James Levine as Met Opera’s Music Director

    05/30 Cello Nation: The Piatigorsky Festival

    05/23 Baritone Benjamin Appl signs to Sony Classical

    05/19 UConn's top puppetry program collaborates with Boston Pops

    05/17 Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason is just what classical music needs

    05/09 Facing the music: Paul Lewis

    05/03 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Middle Temple Hall

    04/29 ENO appoints new artistic director

    04/26 Esa-Pekka Salonen Brings His Cool to New York’s Music Scene

    04/17 Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Beer – review

    04/02 CSO’s Young Artist Competition highlights classical music talent

    04/02 Classical music’s forgotten women

    ♬ Special Note: Studying a Virtuoso Violinist's Brain with MRI

    03/14 Composer Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81

    03/06 Nikolaus Harnoncourt obituary

    ♬ Special Note: How Chapel Hill Violinist Jennifer Curtis Became a New Master of Romanian Composer George Enescu's Music

    02/22 " My horn died recently. The metal wore too thin and it lost its resonance. I feel like a widow."

    02/16 Celebrating the Life of Cleveland Orchestra conductor Louis Lane (1923-2016)

    ♬ Special Note: Playing it forward: Norman Johns has inspired young minority musicians for decades

    02/10 North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award

    02/04 Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla to be new Music Director for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    02/03 HIP Festival Aims to Rediscover Forgotten Symphonies

    <02/02 Renée Fleming: 'Live cinema is a threat to opera'

    01/29 Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra L.A.'s Super Bowl halftime show

    01/27 New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro

    01/25 Nigel Kennedy, The New Four Seasons tour

    01/21 Live: Suspense and tragedy with the North Carolina Symphony

    01/15 Six of the best classical guitarists.

    01/12 Pierre Boulez: 'He was one of the naughtiest of great artists'

    01/10 Dates of key Mozart symphonies are wrong, claims music scholar

    01/06 Pierre Boulez, French Composer (NYT) (March 26, 1925 – January 5, 2016)

    01/03 Meet the woman conductor for the LA Philharmonic

    01/01 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is almost certain to secure John Williams his fiftieth Oscar nomination NYT)

    ♬ Special Note: Our 10 Favorite Classical Albums Of 2015

    12/19 Conductor Kurt Masur, Leader Of Orchestras In New York And Beyond, Has Died

    12/16 Jane Austen’s music collection published online

    12/08 Hymnen review – Stockhausen rarity imbued with grandeur

    11/30 Lang Lang and Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Hall, review: 'A virtuosic insult'

    11/24 The Boston Symphony's Joseph Silverstein has died

    ♬ Special Note: ‘You Us We All’ Creates a Baroque Vision of Modern Life

    11/16 Robert Craft, Stravinsky expert, conductor and author, has died

    11/14 At Metropolitan Opera, Support for Paris Sounds Out With Singing of France’s National Anthem

    11/14 Oakland Symphony revives a forgotten gem

    11/04 Alice Cooper: 'These classical composers were crazier than me!'

    11/03 Nicola Benedetti teams up with jazz titan Wynton Marsalis

    10/26 Lucerne Festival to Feature Female Conductors

    10/22 Chopin International Piano Competition 'Unequivocally Brilliant'

    10/19 Para-Composition

    10/09 From My Homeland – A concert of Violin and Viola Works

    10/04 Górecki Total Immersion

    10/01 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Strauss's Salome, Poole

    09/22 Metropolitan Opera’s New ‘Otello,’ Bold and Tentative

    09/17 Sir David Willcocks: his musicality was impregnable

    09/12 Marin Alsop: 'The Last Night of the Proms is more than just a concert'

    09/08 BPO's new concertmaster comes from Toronto, via Finland

    08/25 Exclusive Video: Anja Harteros records 'O Patria mia'

    08/16 Lars Vogt Presents Late-Career Beethoven and Schubert

    08/13 Written on Skin and the problem of new opera

    08/12 R.I.P. Ronald Wilford, talent manager

    08/06 Totenberg’s Stolen Stradivarius Is Found After 35 Years

    08/03 Spectacle and Substance at Bregenz Festival

    07/25 Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra showed the many faces of Beethoven

    07/20 Kentucky Opera director dies in car crash in Illinois

    ♬ Special Note: On the Organ Trail in Manhattan

    07/12 R.I.P. Jon Vickers, Tenor

    07/06 Self-taught Frenchman takes Russia by storm

    06/29 Facing the music: Eric Whitacre

    06/22 Kirill Petrenko to succeed Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic

    06/22 James Horner, Film Composer, Dies in Plane Crash

    06/22 Recognition of Ernest Tomlinson, orchestral composer

    06/21 R.I.P. Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician

    06/06 Are We All Mistuning Our Instruments, and Can We Blame the Nazis?

    ♬ Special Note: Carla Dirlikov becomes first opera singer to be named to The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities' Turnaround Arts Initiative

    06/03 Remembering Margaret Juntwait

    ♬ Special Note: Kansas City Symphony players take Haydn, Mozart to prison

    05/30 JoAnn Falletta to remain at BPO through 2021

    ♬ Special Note: Daniel Barenboim reveals radical new piano design

    05/28 UB chamber music series combines classical music, architectural history

    05/20 Minnesota Orchestra signs deals with Vänskä, musicians

    05/16 Leif Ove Andsnes: my key to a modern Beethoven

    05/11 Symphonic diplomacy is goal of Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba trip

    05/08 How the CSO engineered its turnaround

    05/05 The little orchestra that leads itself

    05/04 Eric Jacobsen new music director of Orlando Philharmonic

    05/04 ‘The Rake’s Progress’ Makes a Brief Visit at the Met

    05/03 Paul Bryan inducted into the NC Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame

    04/29 Iconic Portrait of Composer J.S. Bach Returns to Germany

    04/28 Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly

    04/27 A World of Spanish Songs

    04/20 Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer

    04/15 North Carolina native Caroline Shaw ignores the divides

    04/14 ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition

    04/11 Listen to the Future

    04/09 Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists

    04/09 Music by living composers is faring well

    04/02 Vienna Philharmonic will do 3-year residency in Naples

    04/01 Steinway's New Player Piano

    03/30 The weirdest musical instruments

    Special Note: Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak

    03/26 Pierre Boulez: 60 Years on Record

    Special Note: Music Education Needs to Be a Click Away

    03/17 How performers conquer ‘unplayable’ works

    03/11 Practice Smarter, Not Harder

    Special Note: New album from Bryan Hymel hit Billboard's Chart at #3

    03/08 Voces8: They want to teach the world to sing

    03/02 Facing the music: Bob Chilcott

    02/19 A Mogul With Muscle Takes Over Carnegie Hall

    02/18 The Met’s 2015-16 Season Will Feature 227 Performances of 25 Operas, Including Six New Productions

    02/13 Interview with conductor Charles Dutoit

    02/12 Edo de Waart to step down after 2016-'17 season

    02/09 Guitarist Jason Vieaux Wins Grammy

    02/08 The woman who runs the L.A. Philharmonic

    02/08 Simon Rattle at 60

    02/04 Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

    02/02 Viewing a Composer in a New Light

    01/28 Kronos Quartet Announces Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

    Special Note: Music Garden in Wake Forest is all about learning and fun

    01/25 Distilling Japanese Sound From a Varied Catalog

    01/19 Sir Simon Rattle at 60: 10 of his best performances

    01/11 Reweaving a Tapestry From Charpentier’s Threads

    01/07 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) China Tour Details Announced

    01/06 Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler

    Special Note: The Biggest Classical Music Stories of 2014

    12/19 School Finds Music Is the Food of Learning

    12/12 Lydia Mordkovitch has died

    12/10 Harmonic Ripples in a Watery World

    12/09 Elim Chan wins 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

    12/08 ISO takes its show on the road

    12/08 Heroic Onstage and Off

    12/03 WCPE makes UK Telegraph's The Best Internet Radio Stations List

    12/02 Grant Llewellyn awarded national music prize

    11/27 Beethoven, ‘Cyrano’ and Samplings From Film Scores

    11/19 How one Australian symphony orchestra protects players' ears

    11/18 Graphing Gender in America’s Top Orchestras

    11/18 Despite Offstage Worries, Onstage It’s All Artistry

    11/11 Nonclassical, a London New-Music Franchise, Expanding to New York

    Special Note: A Major Mozart Discovery

    10/31 WAO lose senior artistic staff

    10/31 The Search for Mrs. Bach

    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