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10 Dinner Party Facts about “Der Chef” Herbert von Karajan

"Der Chef's" legend lives on through his unprecedented video legacy. But how much do we know about the conductor behind the camera? Here are 10 fun facts.

This Week in Music History: Montserrat Caballé is born (1933)

Freddie Mercury described Monserrat Caballé's voice as “the best in the world.” Caballé was a born diva, and in 1964, became an instant star...

This Week in Music History: The riotous premiere of The Rite...

The riot that took place at The Rite of Spring premiere in Paris is almost as notorious as the work itself. Stravinsky set the stage for scandal....

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?

#Nielsen2019: Young Talent meets Carl Nielsen

The Carl Nielsen International Competition springboards young artists to international success. After all, Nielsen was once a young artist too…

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi...

The opening flute solo. In just four measures, Debussy sets the tone for the sensual dream-like atmosphere that characterizes the whole piece.

Love gone wrong: horrifying tales from classical music

Anyone who's familiar with the operatic stage knows that most love stories don't end with the perfect pair riding off into the sunset...

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony...

“I dedicate my last work to the majesty of all majesties, the beloved God, and hope that he will give me so much time to complete the same,” he is alleged to have said.

This Week in Music History: Claudio Abbado dies (2014)

“Always a great conductor, his performances in these last years were transcendent, and we all feel privileged to have witnessed them,” Rattle described.

This Week in Music History: Francis Poulenc is born (1899)

The start of a year, the end of a century: Francis Poulenc was born on January 7, 1899.