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Bach's Only Living Portrait Returning to Leipzig after Owner's Death

Johann Sebastian Bach, or at least the only portrait made of the famous composer and pianist during his lifetime, will be returning to his home of Leipzig, Germany. The owner of the famous painting had willed it to the Bach Archive in the city.

Emanuele Cintura Torrente: Maestro of Thought

Italian-born classical guitarist Emanuele Cintura Torrent is unique in his approach to art. For him, music has a reverential quality that extends beyond the notes--free from sharps, flats and meter. Yes, his approach looks past the music. To Maestro ...

Guitarist Sharon Isbin on PBS Documentary 'Troubadour,' '5 Classical Albums' for Warner, Females and Gays on Guitar, Bach Suites with Rosalyn Tureck

Multi-Grammy winner, head of the studio at both Juilliard and Aspen, responsible for more new works than any other player, yes, Sharon Isbin is the very model of a modern, major guitarist. Not only does Ms. Isbin reign supreme as thee international ...

Sam Adams and Paul Revere: 5 Music News Clippings from Their 1795 Massachusetts Time Capsule (Beethoven, Haydn and More)

Perhaps you've heard, but a crew of researchers is, as we speak, unearthing a time capsule potentially buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House during what's believed to have been 1795. The contents? ...

REVIEW: American Classical Orchestra and Chorus - Bach's B-minor Mass (NYC, Nov. 15, 2014)

The superb and eye-opening performance at Lincoln Center used original instruments and featured world-class soloists.

REVIEW: Lutenist Hopkinson Smith Plays Bach Cello Suites on German Theorbo at Salon Sanctuary Concert in NYC

To put across these richly emotional works of Bach on a plucked instrument, Hopkinson Smith has chosen the bass lute known as the German theorbo.

Avicii, Nicki Minaj, Lorde, And More Partner With Disney For Fantasia: Music Evolved Video Game [WATCH]

A new video game from Disney called Fantasia: Music Evolved puts the power of composing music into gamers' hands. Based off the 1940 animated film Fantasia and built by Harmonix for Xbox One and Kinect for Xbox 630, the game is powered by motion ...

Joshua Bell on HBO YoungArts Masterclass & Mendelssohn Octet; Washington Metro Reprise & Bach Concertos

With his Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority mulligan miles behind him, Joshua Bell is Skyping with me from his suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. As per usual when talking to the press, the world's greatest living violinist is in between ...

Technical Difficulty: Berlin Philharmonie's Schuke Organ Breaks on Cameron Carpenter During 'Organist in Residency' Program

Bad tidings surrounded an unsuspecting Cameron Carpenter during his season opening performance for the Berlin Philharmonie in Germany. With a nearly full hall, the Philharmonie's Schuke organ broke and kept a note perpetually sounding.

Seven Years Later, Joshua Bell Performs Again for D.C. Audiences at Most Recent Union Station Performance

Just seven years after his D.C. metro debut, Joshua Bell took to the Union Station stop for a similar social experiment--however, this time he would be far from ignored.

Charles Rosenkavalier: Jeremy Denk and Steven Stucky's 'Classical Style' Gets Funny Premiere 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.

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 ...

Baroque Conversations: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo's Fire, 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 ...

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 ...

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.”

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