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A Symphony For Prague By Mozart

prague castle with the charles bridge
Mozart composed his "Prague" symphony in late in 1786, shortly after his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" had a successful premiere in the city.
4:30PM
June
10, 2011

Friday evening on Symphony at 7: Mozart’s gift to the city of Prague for its appreciation of his music: Symphony No. 38 in D, “The Prague.”

Five Amazing Classically Talented Pets

Cat on piano keyboard.
A piano playing cat hard at work.
1:03PM
June
9, 2011

For your amusement, we’ve assembled our top five classically talented pet videos.

Classical Headlines: New Berlin Philharmonic Season Announced

conductor simon rattle headshot
In a recent press conference, chief conductor Simon Rattle announced the new season for the Berlin Philharmonic including over 30 broadcast concerts.
11:58AM
June
7, 2011

Today in classical news: an early edition of Mozart sonatas is discovered in a UK charity shop, Sir Simon Rattle discusses the Berlin Philharmonic’s new season on Youtube and Menotti’s modern take on the telephone remains all toop relevant today.

Mozart in a “Minor” Mood: Symphony No. 40

portrait of wolfgang amadeus mozart
Posthumous portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart painted in 1819 by Barbara Krafft (1764–1825).
6:10PM
May
13, 2011

This evening on Symphony at 7, we’ll feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 4 in G Minor, one of only two symphonies he wrote in minor keys.

Royal Wedding Music, Then and Now

William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured from Horseguards Building, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey, London
11:05AM
April
28, 2011

Even if you’re tired of hearing about this year’s royal wedding, take a look at these videos of music from past royal wedding celebrations.

Classical Haiku: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Candle (sketch).
8:00AM
April 7, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku honors Mozart, a child of brilliance inspired beyond belief.

Classical Musicians Support Japan Recovery Efforts

Classics for Japan – Music for Healing album cover.
Classics for Japan is a new musical compilation supporting Japanese earthquake relief efforts.
9:02AM
April 6, 2011

(Many) various artists have come together to put together compilation CDs in support of the relief effort in Japan. We’ve surveyed the efforts across musical genres.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performs for Audience of Plants

Plant grows next to stereo.
A plant grows beside a stereo.
9:06AM
March
24, 2011

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra entertains a theory about the power of classical music, by performing to an audience of plants.

Being Nannerl: In the Shadow of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Portrait of Maria Anna, Wolfgang Amadeus, and Leopold Mozart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (middle) composed a piano concerto for he and his sister, Maria Anna Mozart (left), to perform together.
11:45AM
February 2, 2011

What would you do if your brother was a musical genius? Ask Nannerl Mozart.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the London Underground

Commuters inside London's Waterloo Station.
Waterloo Station in London was one of four sites chosen for live performances of Mozart for the BBC's The Genius of Mozart series.
4:24PM
January
5, 2011

As part of the BBC’s Genius of Mozart series, Londoners will get a dose of Mozart on their daily commute.