One of the greatest conductors of our time has passed away at the age of 80. Claudio Abbado endured a long illness and outlived the expectations of many, working for as long as he could. He died Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy.
Classical 101′s Boyce Lancaster and the new Music Director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, David Danzmayr discusses the music director’s eclectic taste in music.
Hearing a chuckle go up from the audience when they ‘get’ a musical innuendo is quite gratifying for orchestra and composer alike.
Alma Mahler celebrated in song by Tom Lehrer. Not even Gustave Mahler could have written this song.
The Italian conductor Ricardo Chailly is 60 years old today. He was born in Milan in 1953 and got an auspicious start in his chosen career when he became an assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado at La Scala when he was 20. Chailly made his conducting debut there in 1978 and went on to become one [...]
Mahler on the Couch tells of the composer’s meeting with Sigmund Freud. Don’t miss a special showing at the Drexel Theater on February 17th.
How do I love thee? Let me count the … rests. Such may have been a mantra for the mates of any number of composers of classical music who got their inspiration from the people who loved them. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Limelight magazine has compiled a list of 10 muses of classical [...]
Showcase for America’s best young musicians teams with the Military Child Education Coalition in search of young talent; The 10 most talented kids in Classical music; Gustavo Dudamel’s Mahler madness?
The Indomitable Will of Gustav Mahler; Young Conductor Breathing Life Into Brooklyn Philharmonic; Music School, Once Banned by Taliban, Opens in Kabul
Virtual assistant wants radio gig; LA Times writer saysYuja Wang’s “little orange dress” not an issue; WQXR Inaugurates Ensemble-in-Residence Program