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Evgeny Kissin's Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki World Premiere Commemorate Armenian Genocide Centennial at Carnegie Hall on May 26

Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin will be leading a special concert at Carnegie Hall entitled "With You, Armenia" in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks some 100 years ago. As Classicalite ...

Egyptian Pianist Mohamed Shams Performs Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall in April

Carnegie Hall will be hosting the Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams solo debut in April. During the program, Shams will perform works by Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim.

Chopin's Heart Exhumed for Secret Scientific Checkup, Returned to Home in Warsaw Church for Another 50 Years

The most Indiana Jones-worthy tale in music history comes from Poland, where composer Frederic Chopin's heart has been secured in a jar of liquor for 155 years. That organ was exhumed relatively recently so that experts could ensure that the alcohol ...

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.

Pianist Sergio Tiempo Invites YOU to Choose the Chopin Etudes for His Recital at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall

Venezuelan pianist Sergio Tiempo last performed on the Southbank Centre's prestigious International Piano Series in 2011, proving to be one of the season's most popular recitalists. On April 29, Tiempo will return to Queen Elizabeth Hall for an ...

Agata Tuszyńska's Wiera Gran Book Not Guilty of Defaming 'The Pianist' Władysław Szpilman

A Polish court recently found Agata Tuszyńska not guilty of defaming the memory of Polish-Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman, whose memoir of surviving the Warsaw ghetto was made into the 2002 movie 'The Pianist.'

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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