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Julia Fischer, Piano Prodigy Now Violin Virtuoso, Not Concerned with "Perfection" >>

"What I want is to play the very best that night, I don't want the performance to be perfect. That's a strange word for music anyway." -- Julia Fischer

Classical Pianist Jeremy Denk Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Genius Grant >>

Alongside the similarly lauded jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, classical pianist and writer Jeremy Denk wins this year's increased grant for his popularizing of the genre.

"A Jesuit Must Be Creative" - Pope Francis Reveals His Tastes in Classical Music >>

During his first long interview, Pope Francis revealed his tastes in music, art and literature, confirming earlier reports that he is an opera fan.

Five Quickies: Il Divo on Broadway, Zach Braff in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Chris Thile's Mandolin Bach, Verizon's Droid Mozart Ad, Brolin Family Rock Opera >>

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in August.

Salzburg's Mozart Distillerie Refines "Mozart Chocolate Cream" for 60th Anniversary >>

Do you like your Mozart sweet and intoxicating? Here you are...just don't drive afterwards!

Here are Gramophone Magazine's Classical Music Awards for 2013

Here are Gramophone Magazine's Classical Music Awards for 2013 >>

Gramophone, which has been a scion of the classical music world since its establishment in 1923, has announced its latest round of awards--which, in turn, are perhaps the most-respected prizes the industry offers.

David Lang’s ‘the little match girl passion’ to Receive Ravinia Festival Première >>

The Ravinia Festival will present two firsts on its August 26 program: the première of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'little match girl passion,' and the debut of Chicago-based contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird.

Bach Keyboard Concerti, in Order: Classicalite's Rewrite >>

Including, too, Tom Cowell's "10 Most Bangable Members of the New York Philharmonic" from the Village Voice blog. #SoundoftheCity

Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Braid at 34

Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Braid at 34 >>

Despite the best efforts of would-be interdisciplinarians throughout Euclidean space and Cartesian time--from antiquity's Pythagoreans, to Leonard Meyer's Chicago cohorts of the '60s, to the acolytes of Douglas R. Hofstadter's Bloomington colloquia--music, science and knowledge, while certainly linked beyond mere coincidence or the occasional isomorphism, ultimately exist as three functionally discrete, fully autonomous endeavors.

50 Shades of Grey: The Classical Album

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album - 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' (15x50) >>

Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today, on Classicalite's final day of this 15x50 venture...'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.'

50 Shades of Grey: The Classical Album

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album - Bach, Aria from 'Goldberg Variations' (15x50) >>

Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today...Bach, Aria from 'Goldberg Variations' (15x50).

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album - Bach, "Adagio" from Concerto #3, BWV 974 (15x50) >>

Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today...Bach, "Adagio" from Concerto #3 BWV 974.

EXCLUSIVE: Grace Church in New York, Organ Meditations

EXCLUSIVE: Grace Church in New York, Organ Meditations >>

Organist Patrick Allen played Buxtehude, J.S. Bach and Nicolas DeGrigny on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Boston Marathon Explosion: Obama Speaks, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach >>

Yesterday, President Obama led a memorial service for the city of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. By all acounts, "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" was quite an emotional tribute wherein the President of the United States vowed that Boston would indeed finish the race.

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