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Mystery Writer Sara Paretsky’s 5 Favorite Pieces of ‘Mysterious’ Classical Music
Chicago-based author Sara Paretsky is known for her crime and detective novels, but what may be less well-known is that Paretsky is a longtime fan of classical music.
Blair Tindall, Author of ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ on Her Best-Selling Book and the Hit TV Series
Blair Tindall’s Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music shocked readers when it exposed some of the low points of high culture.
Did You Know Philip Glass Wrote Music Inspired by David Bowie?
David Bowie, who passed away January 10, 2016 at age 69, inspired artists in every medium over the decades. Philip Glass is one of them: his Symphony No. 1 “Low,” composed in 1992, is based on Bowie’s album, Low, and his Symphony No. 4 “Heroes” is based on Bowie’s Heroes.
Sono Osato, 96, Reflects on Dancing With the Ballet Russes
“I think I am one of the few American dancers who ever saw the Diaghilev ballet at the peak of its glory,” Sono Osato begins her autobiography Distant Dances. At the ripe age of 14, Osato became the first American dancer to join the Ballet Russes de Monte-Carlo, derived from Diaghilev’s famous Ballets Russes. With the company, she toured the ...
Playlist: Your Top 10 Favorite Piano Concertos
We asked you to vote on your favorite piano concertos, which we have been counting down for two weeks along with works that might be new to you. Here are your top 10 favorite piano concertos revealed!
Playlist: Rufus Wainwright’s 3 Favorite Opera Composers
Opera has always been important to composer Rufus Wainwright, though many know him as the man behind the piano crooning confessional songs.
Recipes Composed by Classical Composers
Did you know that some of your favorite composers composed recipes as well? Here are a few culinary masterpieces composed by Rossini, Verdi, Ned Rorem, Puccini, and Janáček.
High Kicks and High Notes in Lyric’s ‘Merry Widow’
Though dance has been an important part of opera production since the genre was born in the late 16th century, dance is not incorporated into modern opera productions as often, perhaps, as it could be or should be.
Itzhak Perlman’s 5 Most Memorable Moments at 70 Years Old
Violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the most famous names in classical music. The Israeli-American, now 70 years old, has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of our time in his long and illustrious career. Here, he reflects on five of the most memorable moments in his career.
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