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Around the World in 80 Pieces

Figaro entertains us from Seville, we wait anxiously for Pinkerton to return with Butterfly in Nagasaki, and we venture deep into the Underworld with Orpheus. Chopin's mazurkas transport us to a Polish village, and Dvorak's Slavonic dances pull us into Bohemian history. With classical music as our travel guide, let's see if we can make it around the world in 80 pieces...

The Classical Coven

Double, double toil and treble! Today we're sharing a playlist of some of our favorite witches in the classical repertoire—some scarier than others...

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 medici.tv Premium gift card!

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?

1 Minute With… some of classical music’s biggest stars!

Do the world's top classical musicians prefer hiking or biking? Hamburgers or hot dogs? Are they cat people or dog people? Who comes to...

Can you guess the classical pianist just by seeing their hands?

You might be able to recognize today's top classical pianists if you crossed paths with them on the street, or even be able to...

The Curse of the Ninth

In honor of Friday the 13th, we're taking a look at one of classical music's most entrenched—and certainly most macabre—legends: the curse of the...