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And all that Jazz

Jazz and classical music—an unlikely friendship? Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington started the conversation, and we want to listen.

What is a countertenor?

It's a feast in falsetto... from Farinelli and the Pope, to King's College Choir and Benjamin Britten, the cult of the countertenor is just beginning...

The Grand La Scala Quiz

It's quiz time at La Scala, Milan! Which artist loves gummy bears? Which artist is a New York Times "overachiever?" Get to know your star-studded cast...

Top Conductors: Stick it to the Woman

“Honored to be the first, but shocked that we can be in this year, in this century, and there can still be...

Playlist: What is contemporary ballet?

What is contemporary ballet? A school of dance that draws inspiration from the past but speaks the language of the present? Let's put tu and tu together...

This Week in Music History: The opening of Carnegie Hall (1891)

Carnegie Hall opened its doors for the first time in 1981, Tchaikovsky ushering in a thriving new age of live music and public events in New York City.

Three recent novels for classical music lovers

Attention all bookworms! Here are our picks of recent novels for classical music lovers, ranging from political thrillers to historical fiction...

Pearls of wisdom

Pearls of wisdom go a long way in lighting the way of the performers of the future. We've collected some gems from illustrious musicians past and present...

Portraits of Contemporary Composers: Playlist

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…