Mar 10, 2014 — Whether you love or hate his ideas about commissioning new works and updating the classics, this Belgian impresario shifted public expectations of a night at the opera — permanently.
Mar 8, 2014 — On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian's son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
Mar 7, 2014 — After being stored under a bed for a half-century, a $16 million violin is now in the hands of Anne Akiko Meyers, who's recorded Vivaldi's vivid Four Seasons.
Mar 4, 2014 — The composer's operas for TV completely rethought the structures of the old European model for a new generation.
Mar 2, 2014 — The French opera singer takes on the repertoire of a famous 18th-century castrato. Jaroussky cuts a masculine figure on the cover of his new album, but you might do a double take upon hearing it.
Feb 24, 2014 — The star violinist's new multi-year project goes to the heart of a difficult and fascinating era: the 1930s, when dazzle and sorrow commingled musically.
Feb 19, 2014 — What does the champion ice dancer do after winning gold in Sochi? Play Vivaldi on the violin, of course.
Feb 12, 2014 — One of the world's most successful crossover musicians, violinist Vanessa-Mae, will fulfill a lifelong dream by skiing the women's giant slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next Tuesday. Though she is British, she is one half of the Olympic team from Thailand.
Feb 11, 2014 — For Valentine's Day, get to know pairs of lovebirds making beautiful music together. "It's always nice to be onstage and get a little alone time — even if there's an orchestra of a hundred and an audience of 2000," says conductor David Robertson, who is married to pianist Orli Shaham.
Feb 11, 2014 — When the sisters of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles are not hard at work on their monastery grounds, they're topping the charts with albums of sacred music. "We're not fabricating anything," Mother Cecilia says. "This is just music we're pulling from our everyday life."