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Top 5: Choral Music for Easter

There's nothing like egg-cellent choral music to get that egg-static Easter feeling. We've been on an Easter egg hunt and think our Top 5 are unbeatable...

Playlist: Portraits of contemporary composers

Celebrating the composers who invite us to listen to the world anew — an amplified cactus? Why not?! But is there a (12-tone) method to their madness?

How well do you know Jacqueline Du Pré? Take our quiz...

Jacqueline Du Pré © David Farrell / Redferns On January 26th, the classical music community remembers...

10 Dinner Party Facts About Giuseppe Verdi

1. His date of birth is unclear. Scholars have found references on October 11th that state Giuseppe Verdi was "born yesterday," but...

10 Dinner Party Facts on Handel’s Messiah

You're probably hearing a lot of "Hallelujahs" right around now. Here's what to say back.

6 Degrees of Separation: Franz Liszt [Contest Closed]

A veritable nineteenth-century celebrity, Franz Liszt had an impressive social network. Today on the blog we're playing 6 degrees of separation. Think you can figure out how we connected him to Michael Jackson? Come up with your own chain for the chance to win a Premium gift card!

So you think you know dance?

Which animal is responsible for Nikiya's death in La Bayadère, one of ballet's most tragic moments? Just how long is the typical tutu in the Romantic ballet? Can you recognize what ballet basics like an arabesque or a grand jeté look like on stage? Let's find out!

Can you recognize your favorite Russian composers when they were kids?

With all the back-to-school spirit in the air this time of year and all of the incredible Russian music we've been streaming this month, we thought it might be fun to head back in time to see what our favorite Russian composers looked like as kids. Will you be able to recognize them?

10 Dinner Party Facts about Evgeny Svetlanov

Next week, we'll be celebrating Evgeny Svetlanov's birthday and streaming the last two rounds of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition. We're kicking off our special Svetlanov in the Spotlight series with a fun list of things you may not know about the legendary Russian conductor...

10 Dinner Party Facts on Leonard Bernstein

A central figure of the New York scene during much of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein led a truly fascinating life. A known charmer with a passion for entertaining, he was often the life of any party he attended. What better way to celebrate the magnetic maestro than a list of fun facts to whip out at your next dinner party?