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Don't Let It Go: Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Nabs No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200 for Fifth Week, Looking to Sink OST 'Titanic'

'Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' features 10 original tunes from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as 22 score pieces composed by Christophe Beck.

Madoff Blues: Delta Groove Music Owner Randy Chortkoff Indicted on Fraud for Movie "Starring" Joaquin Phoenix, Ray Liotta

Randy Chortkoff of Delta Groove Music is under arrest for selling an investment that didn't exist. Securities and Exhange special agent Timothy Delaney claimed that Chortkoff's opportunities were "straight up fraud" and could land him in prison for ...

Evgeny Kissin "Unforgettable" in Concert of Jewish Music and Poetry at Kennedy Center, Writes Post's Anne Midgette

Evgeny Kissin has pulled off a brilliant coup with his latest project, an exploration of Jewish music and Yiddish poetry--both performed by him. And the performance, at Washington's Kennedy Center, was hailed by Washington Post critic Anne Midgette ...

WATCH: 2Cellos Take Another Rock Classic to Classical Composition, Duo Breathes New Life Into AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"

What do you get when you mix heavy rock with classical celli? You get the latest collaboration from Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser.

Indie Classicalites from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Punch Bros. (Not Andrea Bocelli & Lindsey Stirling) are Saving the Music Industry

No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.

Title Fight: Armenian Violinist Nikolay Madoyan Performs All Six Paganini Concerti in One Night for Guinness Book of Records

An "Honored Artist of Armenia," Nikolay Madoyan wrote to the Guinness Book of World Records claiming to be the first such fiddler in modern history to perform all six Paganini concerti in one evening (the composer, himself, being exempt). The ...

Classicalite's Five Best: Musical Moments in Harold Ramis Films

Harold Ramis passed away this week; we pay a classical music tribute to the great comedy filmmaker.

Tech Talk: Korg and ARP Team Up for Re-Release of Famous 1972 "Odyssey" Analog Synthesizer

That 1970s ARP classic, the Odyssey, will get a "faithful" reboot by the company this fall, and that leaves us techies on the edge of our laptops.

Fire at Chicago's Harris Theater Closes Venue Through March 6; Performances of Duke Ellington’s ‘Queenie Pie’ Opera Rescheduled

Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue. The theater is working to reschedule a number of ...

UPDATE: Alice Herz-Sommer, World's Oldest Pianist and Holocaust Survivor, Dead At 110

UPDATE: Classicalite is indeed deeply sadened to report that pianist Alice Herz-Sommer has passed away. She was, as we last reported, 110 years old. Of the fount of tributes pouring in, we like this one from Haaretz best.

Grand Sport Vitesse Prestige Cuvee: Lang Lang Wakes Up in a New Bugatti Sports Car, Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne Coming?

He's not merely a piano virtuoso with some over-the-top tricks up his sleeve. And after a rather showy Grammy performance with trash forefathers Metallica, Lang Lang has entered a realm of commercial artistry few classical artists have been able to ...

PBS to Air Program on the Benedictines of Mary Album ‘Lent at Ephesus' (De Montfort Music/Decca), No. 1 on Billboard Classical Chart

PBS has announced a television special, "Lent At Ephesus," about the Benedictines of Mary, whose recent recording of the same name debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard classical chart.

Our Lady of Columbus: No. 1 Lending Habit for Mother Cecilia (née Hornist Martina Snell) and Missouri's Benedictines of Mary

The Benedictines of Mary may be one of the most unlikely success stories in the recording industry. Their third album on the De Montfort Music/Decca label, 'Lent at Ephesus,' debuted at #1 on the Billboard classical chart. These 22 Sisters live a ...

We Don't Need No Education: Savannah School District Slashes Music Programs, National Survey Claims Music Classes Remain "Steady"

At Haven Elementary School--in Savannah, Ga.--students receive a mere four hours a month with music teacher Chris Miller in his mobile classroom, barely outfitted with a desk and some chairs.

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