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Christian Tetzlaff Opens 92nd Street Y Distinguished Artists Series with Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas September 18 >>

To kick off 92nd Street Y's 2014-15 season, Christian Tetzlaff is set to play Bach's complete "Sonatas and Partitas" for solo violin as part of the Distinguished Artists Series.

'Classical Style' Takes a Humorous Approach Thanks to Steven Stucky's Latest 'Opera (of Sorts)' at the Ojai Music Festival

Charles Rosenkavalier: Denk and Stucky's 'Classical Style' Gets Humorous at Ojai Music Festival in California >>

The musical stylings of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven come under a close lens at Charles Rosen's The Classical Style.

'Red Hot + Bach' and Sony Masterworks Take Johann Sebastian to New Paths via Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Shara Worden and More

'Red Hot + Bach' and Sony Masterworks Take Johann Sebastian to New Paths via Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Shara Worden and More >>

If you couldn't have found a new way into Bach then we have a new one for you. This one coming to you through the vision of mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, who most recently did some serious damage on folk-revival period piece Inside Llewyn Davis.

Classicalite's Five Best: YouTube Music

Classicalite's Five Best: Biggest YouTube Music Hitters >>

Ah, YouTube. Repository of some of the finest classical rarities just waiting to be chanced upon by some digital adventurer. But YouTube has its classical blockbusters as well -- videos that have attracted a critical mass of page views. They're not always the most obvious. Sometimes indeed the performers aren't even known. But here are five of the most-viewed classical videos we could find...

EXCLUSIVE: Australian Chamber Orchestra Underground's Satu Vänskä Talks Bach, Stravinsky and Kurt Cobain Program at (L)PR >>

March 20 will offer the Australian Chamber Orchestra Underground (ACOU) in a fantastic display of new sounds and swift arrangements ranging from Nirvana to Stravinsky, Nine Inch Nails to Paganini.

Cheating, Lying, Stealing: John Adams Talks to the Independent About What Makes a Good Composer a Great One >>

Most know that old adage, coined by Picasso (or Stravinsky): "Good artists copy, great artists steal." And the acid-tongued, quasi-minimalist composer John Adams has heard it more than most.

Sweden's Ice Orchestra Plays Bach on Frozen Instruments Made from Sculptor Tim Linhart

Sweden's Ice Orchestra Plays Bach on Frozen Instruments Made by Sculptor Tim Linhart >>

Just outside of Luleå, Sweden, an Ice Orchestra made up of violins, celli and basses performs in a concert hall made entirely of ice.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with Jeannette Sorrell, Invites Discussion on Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini >>

Jeannette Sorrell will lead the LACO in a program of concerti by Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini on Thursday, February 6 at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. All ticket holders are invited to a complimentary wine reception before the concert at 6:00 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE: Mandolin Virtuoso Avi Avital Talks New Album ‘Between Worlds’ and Carnegie Hall Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Mandolin Virtuoso Avi Avital Talks New Album ‘Between Worlds’ and Carnegie Hall Debut >>

Mandolinist Avi Avital released his second Deutsche Grammophon album, 'Between Worlds,' on January 14. Between the release of his new album and his Carnegie Hall recital debut on January 17, it's a crucial time, both for Avital and for the instrument whose legacy he is trying to revitalize.

Los Angeles Master Chorale Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Bach's 'B Minor Mass' at Disney Hall >>

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will pull out all the stops for its 50th anniversary season the last weekend of January, featuring two performances of Bach’s 'B Minor Mass' as well as a gala celebration, “Golden on Grand.”

Miller Theatre at Columbia’s "Bach, Revisited" Pairs His Masterpieces with Works by Saariaho, Reich and Tower >>

Columbia University’s “Bach, Revisited” series pairs a work by a living composer with the Bach work that inspired it. These concerts at the Miller Theatre will be curated by the composers--Kaija Saariaho, Joan Tower and Steve Reich--who will also participate in onstage discussions about their works.

GIFT GUIDE: Top 6 Classical Music Recordings to Buy in 2014 >>

It's too late now to order a classical music CD or DVD for Christmas, but why not take the New Year as a cue to freshen up your musical tastes?

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Present Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concerti in Chicago >>

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Wednesday, December 18.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Under Riccardo Muti, Announces Record-Breaking Fiscal Year >>

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) recently announced its third consecutive year of record-breaking fundraising, with ticket sales at an all-time high for the 2013 fiscal year.

Houston Symphony Celebrates Day of the Dead with Multimedia Concert >>

The Houston Symphony is celebrating Día de los Muertos--Day of the Dead--with a multimedia concert featuring music by Mexican composer Juan Trigos and an animated film set in the time of the Mexican Revolution.

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