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New York Philharmonic Continues Season with Performances of Dvořák and Bartók

New York Philharmonic Continues Season with Performances of Dvořák and Bartók >>

Beginning tonight Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. is the New York Philharmonic's next concert, one in dealing with all the virtuosic compositions associated with Dvořák and Bartók. Led by Christoph Eschenbach with Baiba Skride on violin, the New York Philharmonic's next gala should be intimate.

'Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto'

WATCH: 'Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto' Documentary with Nashville Symphony >>

Béla Fleck's thrilling new documentary film, Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto, follows that instrument's trailblazer (and, lest we forget, 15-time GRAMMY winner) through one of his most challenging musical journeys--down deep into the heart of the symphony orchestra. And Classicalites will be equally thrilled to know the doc is now available on iTunes.

The Kids Are Alright: Classical Music Should Appreciate its Forefathers, if They Already Don't

The Kids Could Be Alright: Classical Music Should Appreciate Its Forefathers >>

Where the status of classical music is subject to a much-heated debate among listeners, it should be noted that someone, somewhere, is still appreciating and contributing to the classical zeitgeist.

Ben Folds Talks Piano Concert, Bartok and the Babysitter Next Door in His Latest at Gramophone

Ben Folds Talks Piano Concerto, Bartok and the Babysitter Next Door with Gramophone >>

Songwriting comes from a variety of instruments, the basis of songs never being dependent on one set medium (in this case, medium being the instrument the song derives from). For me, that is an acoustic guitar.

Come Together: American Folk Music and Classical Players Unite for Exploration, Says Ethan Joseph of New Music Box >>

The American tradition of folk music stems from regional sects of the country, where acts like The Carter Family and Jimmy Rodgers trumpeted their old style country (and yoddling Appalachian "cowboy" anthems) to become some of the most popular musicians of their time.

Lang Lang Mixes Prokofiev and Bartók with Rock 'n' Roll and Hip-Hop

GRAMMY: Lang Lang Mixes Prokofiev, Bartók with Rock 'n' Roll, Hip-Hop >>

The Chinese piano superstar has a very different take on the classical masters.

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?

Classicalite's Five Best: Halloween Recordings >>

What qualifies as classical music's scariest works and recordings?

Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer's First Opera, 'The Red Heifer,' Tackles the Tiszaeszlár Affair >>

"I have been thinking incessantly about composing this opera for 25 years now. The Tiszaeszlár Affair becoming a present day hot political issue finally helped me." -- Iván Fischer

New York City Opera Shutting Its Doors After 70 Years

New York City Opera Shutting Its Doors After 70 Years >>

In a tragedy worthy of opera itself, the New York City Opera has breathed its last.

Gramophone-Winning Violinist Barnabás Kelemen Proud of Gypsy Heritage >>

"I can play in the gypsy style, and I love it." -- Barnabás Kelemen

Pablo Heras-Casado Replaces Injured Pierre Boulez at September's Lucerne Festival >>

Due to a fracture in his shoulder, Pierre Boulez will not be able to not hold a baton to conduct his two scheduled concerts at September's Lucerne Festival.

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