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Today in Music History (July 16, 1782): Mozart premieres "Die Entführung aus dem Serail"

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Today in Music History, July 16, goes a little bit further back as it marked the premiere of a Mozart opera Singspiel. This year will be the 238th anniversary since "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," was first performed.READ MORE

Composer Beseeches Peers

Composer Beseeches Peers "Cut Ties with BP" in Letter

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It seems that British Petroleum (BP) has angered the classical community with its destructive environmental debauchery. Now, in a letter published in The Guardian, a composer beseeches their peers to decline all funding that will allow BP to maintain social legitimacy in light of its crimes.READ MORE

Amadeus Mozart's Odd Penchant for Toilet Humor Brought to Light in Letter to Cousin Maria Anna Thekla

How to Buy Locks of Mozart, Beethoven Hair at Sotheby's London Auction [LISTING]

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Yesterday, May 28, at Sotheby's in London, a lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hair, enclosed within a gaudy 19th-century locket, went up for auction. And no one yet knows just how many of today's farthings it fetched.READ MORE

Emanuele Cintura Torrente

Emanuele Cintura Torrente: Maestro of Thought

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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 Torrente, music is thought. Classicalite recently sat down with Maestro Torrente to discuss both music and thought. His is a concept born of thought, itself. But this is a story that needs a beginning. And that beginning is as follows...READ MORE

American Classical Orchestra

American Classical Orchestra Presents 'As the Masters Heard It,' Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, Soloist Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Craft, Marc Molomot, Michael Kelly

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The American Classical Orchestra will be presenting “As the Masters Heard It” which focuses on music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. World-renowned soloists Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Craft, Marc Molomot, and Michael Kelly will sing along with The American Classical Orchestra Chorus.READ MORE

Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Talks Mozart Concertos with Neville Marriner and St. Martin, Overcoming Childhood Poverty and Adult Tragedy, How to Play Your Own Cadenzas

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No, Rachel Barton Pine is not a stranger to Mozart. In fact, you may even call her an expert. On January 13, for Avie Records, the acclaimed violinist released 'Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364'--accompanied by Sir Neville Marriner's Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Ever the scholar, and well before any mics were placed, Pine spent a lot of time reading, listening and absorbing as much as she could about that celebrated son of LeopoldREAD MORE

Bart Feller and Stacey Shames

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart and Mendelssohn: Bart Feller on Flute and Stacey Shames on Harp

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The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is presenting a night of Mozart and Mendelssohn featuring the NJSO's Bart Feller on the flute and Stacey Shames on the harp.READ MORE

The Sydney Opera House

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Playing Tribute to Vienna's Music History—Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and More—With Video Projections on Sydney Opera House

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If you're a resident of Sydney, you may be in for one of the most exciting classical music performances of the year, as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform a massive tribute to the massive catalogue of the city of Vienna and its art as well, titled "Visions of Vienna." The program will involve live video of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing the music of Vienna's greatest composers (of which there are many), which will be broadcast onto the distinct "sails" of the Sydney Opera House. Viewers will be able to watch and listen to the performance from all around the harbor on February 4.READ MORE

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

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In the days following the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's collective bargaining agreement, the company kicked off the season with a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, led by ASO music director Robert Spano.READ MORE

One reason to have an unmarked grave...

5 Mysterious/Unmarked Resting Places for Famous Musicians: From Mozart to Roy Orbison and Michael Jackson

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Today involved a rather curious/mortifying news update for those who weren't previously aware that Frédéric Chopin's heart has been stored in a crystal jar full of alcohol, which itself is housed inside a pillar at the Holy Trinity Church in Warsaw. A few scientists and lay folk did a quick checkup to make sure the organ was still in good condition and then put it back, to be checked on another 50 years. It kind of makes us curious what other famous musicians have mysterious final resting places. None are as quirky as Chopin's (the rest of his body is in Paris, if curious) but there are some graves that get/got little attention for a while.READ MORE

Lang Lang

C-LITE A.V. Club - Lang Lang Performs Mozart at HARMAN Flagship Store in Manhattan

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United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang celebrated the release of his 'The Mozart Album' at the HARMAN store in Midtown, Manhattan, where he was honored by HARMAN for his efforts in share his music and inspiring others.READ MORE

Balazs Mikusi

Manuscript of Mozart's Piano Sonata K331 Discovered in Budapest's National Széchényi Library

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The manuscript of Mozart's A major piano sonata K331 has recently been discovered in Budapest. Having spent the majority of it’s life in the Budapest’s National Széchényi Library for decades, the coveted manuscript was rediscovered by Haydn scholar Balazs Mikusi.READ MORE

Not this score...this is 'Te Deum.'

Mozart's Original No. 11 in A Major Score Found in Hungarian Library; How Different Is It from What We Know?

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The original score for Mozart's No. 11 in A Major was confirmed late last month in a library in Hungary.READ MORE

Lang Lang

Lang Lang Plays Mozart, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Strauss for Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014-15 Season Opener at Kimmel Center

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The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton on music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will kick off its 2014-15 season with superstar pianist Lang Lang in the Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center. The three-day run will begin on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.READ MORE

Paulilne Malefane

Olivier-Winning 'Magic Flute' Adaptation from South Africa Flutters into NYC's New Victory Theater in November

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'Impempe Yomlingo' is an adaptation of Mozart's comic opera set in contemporary South Africa, with an orchestra of marimbas, drums and township percussion.READ MORE

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