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Read This Before Applying to Music School: Some Thoughts on the Conservatory Experience

Despite the long odds of making a living as a professional musician, many parents are encouraging their children to major in music in college. This encouragement is so often is based on the students' desire to major in music, regardless of their ...

Classicalite's Five Best: Classical Musical Families...It's Not Just Roberto and Aleksandra!

The news that Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak have had a little tenorino--and congrats to them--prompts us to look at a few other musical family ties. Presenting, then, Classicalite's Five Best...Classical Music Families.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's 'The Monuments Men,' with Score by Alexandre Desplat, Opens February 7

While a trailer may not be the best indication of the film, the score may really be what lingers in the foreground, a notable and sympathetic piece that details the struggles, hardships and ultimate sacrifice dealt to our heroes as they work to ...

The Column: All (or Most) Change in United Kingdom's Classical Music Scene?

But I wouldn't bet against Kirill Karabits being snapped up. Bournemouth has historically been a springboard for higher-profile appointments--and being from that town, myself, I yield to no one in my borderline fanatical admiration for its orchestra.

REVIEW: One World Symphony Premiere Sung Jin Hong's 'Breaking Bad--Ozymandias' at Church of the Holy Apostles

The duality of men and women serves as a profound topic in not only literature and metaphysics, but in the sense of the gender binary as well. In this case, in the sense of an orchestral composition, music, too, becomes capable of capturing the ...

A.V. Club: D.I.Y. Purists R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson's Blind Dates Hit ISSUE Project Room with Broken Down Ambience

Last week Classicalite announced yet another performance at the ISSUE Project Room, a candid yet industrial work space located in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill. This time, R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates took the stage in what became an ...

Alabama Feeling: Arthur Doyle, Free Jazz Legend, Dead at 69

One of his earliest recordings, The Black Ark (1969), under alto saxophonist Noah Howard's leadership, ushered him onto the scene, yet subtly so. Though the time between his first and second recordings may not have garnered too much popular ...

WATCH: Metallica and Lang Lang Dominate All Other Grammy Performers with "One"

A more touching spectacle took place during the in memoriam segment--initiated by the first few bars of Lang Lang's Tchaik--despite misspelling Corey Monteith's name and excluding other revered names.

Steppin' Out: Eight-Time Grammy Winner Herb Alpert Earns Another for Best Pop Instrumental Album

Now, we take a moment to honor the ingenious multi-award-winning Herb Alpert and his most recent Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Edward Gardner Leaving English National Opera, Mark Wigglesworth Arriving

So, the news that Edward Gardner is stepping down after only seven years is almost as much of a shock as the simultaneous announcement that Mark Wigglesworth will follow him.

LISTEN: Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire's Oscar 2014 Nominee 'her' Soundtrack Contends for Best Original Score

If you need a break from the post-Grammy turpitude invading your television set, fret no more! Instead, let's discuss an Album of the Year winner and their recent endeavor on Spike Jonze's Oscar-worthy her.

Alexandre Desplat Keeps the Score for Wes Anderson's First Non-Pop OST, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Trailers for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel have recently circulated as un-skippable ads on YouTube and pre-film entertainment in movie theaters. The fantastic Mr. Anderson may appear to be immovable--in that his Futura technicolor ...

Botched Surgery Forces Farting Opera Singer Amy Herbst Into Early Retirement, U.S. Government Being Sued

A botched surgery may have effectively ended the career of a promising opera singer. And no, this is not just a load of hot air. Kentucky singer Amy Herbst, 33, may never belt out opera again after a failed episiotomy rendered her painfully ...

The Big Dream: David Lynch Presents Ringo Starr with Lifetime Achievement Award for Peace and Love

With only two Beatles still surviving, it's near impossible for either Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr to stay out of the limelight. Macca, aged 71, is still as prolific as he was in his 40s, yet Ringo, 73, remains ever more humble and tame (especially ...

Following the Ninth: Beethoven's Battle Cry for Freedom Sounds in Kerry Candaele's New Documentary

Following the Ninth is an unusual documentary film about a single work of music that has inspired millions ever since it was first performed: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. Filmmaker Kerry Candaele explores the global influence of ...

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