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WATCH: Bad Beijing Buzz Swarms Chinese Pianist Yundi's "Flight of the Bumblebee" on New Year's Eve

Video emerges of a car crash "Flight of the Bumblebee" from the Chinese piano star.

Why You Should See Greta Gerwig as Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha'...on Netflix, in 2014

Living in New York City, especially now in 2014, is an enormously expensive enterprise.

Classicalite's Top 10 of 2013: Eric Greenwood on Pop

"'Pure Heroine'" is a staggeringly accomplished pop record: Big, catchy choruses are underpinned with attention-grabbing starkness and wildly unorthodox beats." -- Eric Greenwood

UPDATE: Boujemaa Razgui Writes on "Great Memories" of the 11 Nay Flutes Destroyed by U.S. Customs

The story of U.S. customs officials destroying a musician's 11 handmade flutes has sparked outrage from readers wherever it has been reported. Flutist Boujemaa Razgui recently wrote about his memories of playing these flutes throughout North America ...

PICTURES: Looking Back at the Collapsed Roof of London's Apollo Theater

It's been nearly two weeks since the roof collapsed, mid-performance, at the Apollo Theater on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The Trend Continues: Customs at JFK Airport Smashes 11 Instruments Owned by Flutist Boujemaa Razgui

Flute virtuoso Boujemaa Razgui had just flown back to New York from Marrakech, Morocco after the holiday when U.S. customs officials at John F. Kennedy Airport asked to see his bag of flutes. The officials proceeded to remove and smash each one of ...

Katherine Jenkins, Simon Rattle Among Those Named in U.K.'s New Year's Honors List

The U.K.'s New Year's Honors List has been announced. Apart from the fact that more women than men have been honored for the first time ever, it is notable for some worthy ladies and gentlemen of the arts. A good batch in the main, this year.

Amira Willighagen, Better Than Jackie Evancho, Sings "Nessun Dorma" to Win 'Holland's Got Talent'

Nine-year-old singer Amira won 'Holland's Got Talent' on Saturday evening with a moving performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."

U.K. Farmer Finds That Classical Music Makes Hens Lay More Eggs (Yes, Really!)

This may go down as the weirdest classical music story of 2013, getting in just before the year winds down. According to the U.K.'s tabloid 'Daily Star' newspaper, a Merseyside farmer has discovered that playing classical music to his hens encourages ...

Classicalite's New Year’s Eve Concert Guide: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, America

It is one of Vienna's proudest traditions, the New Year's concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, televised all over the world. And the question the Viennese and others all ask as the date nears is, which conductor will be honored by being given this ...

Israeli Baritone Turned Conductor Dan Ettinger Named Music Director of Stuttgart Philharmonic

Dan Ettinger has been appointed the new music director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Not bad for someone who started as a baritone, in his native Israel.

GIFT GUIDE: Top 6 Classical Music Recordings to Buy in 2014

It's too late now to order a classical music CD or DVD for Christmas, but why not take the New Year as a cue to freshen up your musical tastes?

From the Met to Covent Garden, Even with Glitches, Live Opera Broadcasts Are Here to Stay

"There is this cultural kind of gladiatorial aspect to opera singing and opera singers because they are out there, they are singing into [hidden] microphones for the purpose of the audiences in movie theatres but they are not being amplified, they ...

Yusef Lateef, Pioneering Jazz Musician, Dies at 93

Yusef Lateef, innovative tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer, died on December 23 after a brief illness, his wife Ayesha confirmed. He was 93.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Take Over Midtown" with Quintet of Community Concerts

If you're going to give a community Christmas concert, why not five? And if you're going to do it out in the community, why not take the music to five different places? Why not, indeed? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra see no reason why not and so have ...

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