Whether you love or hate his ideas about commissioning new works and updating the classics, this Belgian impresario shifted public expectations of a night at the opera — permanently.
On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
On his new album, the 29-year-old violinist finds connections between two seemingly disparate concertos by Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès.
The instrument, known as “Lipinski” was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concert master last week.
The conductor, slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, sparked controversy with his recent comments on Russia’s anti-gay legislation. The head of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre is a friend and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
You love the music you love, but you’ll love it even more if you listen closely. Here’s a cheat sheet for diving deep into music’s most basic components: rhythm, melody, harmony and color.
From a powerful short story in the New Yorker to a major motion picture, Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain now takes the stage in Madrid as a new opera, composed by Pulitzer winner Charles Wuorinen.
If only all trips to IKEA could be so lifted by live performances of great music, such as this joyful smidgen of Beethoven from members of the Detroit Symphony.
In this year’s Grammy Awards, the classical music was as new as the pop. A jazz composer and a soprano captured multiple prizes, while the Academy recognized a performances by an adventurous American orchestra and a compelling young vocal group. See the full list of classical winners.
Born in 1867, Powell paved the way for female — and American — violinists around the world. In 1904, she was among the first to record her music in a studio. And this year at the Grammys she’ll be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award, alongside The Beatles and The Isley Brothers.