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Gramophone-Winning Pianist Jan Lisiecki, 18, Releasing Sophomore Album on Deutsche Grammophon >>

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki was named Young Artist of the Year during the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 in London. This award comes on the heels of news that Lisiecki has made his second recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label, of Chopin Études Op. 10 and 25, to be released in the U.S. on October 8.

UPDATE: Fans Have Chosen the Program for Pianist Valentina Lisitsa's New York Debut at 92Y >>

Two months ago, Valentina Lisitsa invited her fans to vote on possible programs for her New York piano recital debut. Here's what her fans decided.

Five Quickies: Gustavo Dudamel's Film Score, All of Chopin for Free, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Dead, Five Reasons to Love Classical, NFL TV Fugue

Five Quickies: Gustavo Dudamel's Film Score, All of Chopin for Free, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Dead, Five Reasons to Love Classical, NFL TV Fugue >>

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.

Classicalite Recording News: Debussy Google Doodle Causes Upsurge in CD Sales >>

A rather lovely story from the good fellas at Google. Their recent Google Doodle marking the anniversary of Debussy's birth (his 151st, since you ask) was a hit for the classical recording industry.

There's an App for That: Witold Lutosławski's Birthday Guide to Warsaw, as per Fryderyk Chopin

There's an App for That: Witold Lutosławski's Birthday Guide to Warsaw, as per Fryderyk Chopin >>

It's not just Verdi, Britten, 'The Rite of Spring' and Licia Albanese. Piekło, it's Polish composer Witold Lutosławski's birthday, too!

Live from the Operating Room: Dr. Jorge G. Camara, the Piano-Playing Eye Surgeon >>

One Doctor Jorge G. Camara, an eye doctor in Honolulu, decided to bring a piano into the operating room. He’s a keen pianist and thought that his patients could benefit from his passion.

YouTube Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Letting You Choose Program for New York Recital Debut at 92Y, Prizes Also Available >>

As if Classicalite needed another reason to <3 Valentina Lisitsa, YouTube's native pianist has gone and given us yet another one. Sorry, make that three (3). And before you ask, no, it's not a "Pearls Before Breakfast" triplicate.

Lang Lang Plays Liszt and Chopin...in the Rain! >>

If an earthquake couldn't stop him, what's a li'l drizzle going to do to superstar pianist Lang Lang? Evidently, nothing at all.

14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Announces 12 Semi-Finalists and Performance Schedule >>

After a week of intense preliminary competition, the field of 30 performers in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has been narrowed down to 12 semi-finalists.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album - Chopin, Nocturne #1 in B-flat Minor (15x50) >>

Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today...Chopin, Nocturne #1 in B-flat Minor (15x50).

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album - Chopin, "Largo" from Prelude #4 in E Minor (15x50) >>

Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today...Chopin, "Largo" from Prelude #4 in E Minor (15x50).

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met

James Levine & Evgeny Kissin [PHOTOS] >>

Two years ago to this very date--April 10, 2011--James Levine conducted his last concert with the MET Orchestra. Pianist Evgeny Kissin was there, too, to play Chopin.

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