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Operetta Superstar Marta Eggerth Dies at 101

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Sigman

(Operetta great Marta Eggerth died at her Rye, N.Y. home on December 26th at 101. This blog was posted as she neared her centennial birthday in 2012.)...

Curtain Call at Europe's Operas for Subodh Gupta, The Simpsons and Digital Divas

Simon Hewitt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Flitting around Europe to report on art events this Fall threw up evening opportunities to enjoy opera on either side of what was once the Iron Curtain.

Vladimir Jurowski Brings the London Philharmonic to New York

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.

While We're Banning Oversized Sodas, How About Banning Mindlessly-Programmed Background Music?

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Albert Imperato

A few days later I noticed that the music had been turned up in volume, but this time it was playing a Mozart Flute Concerto. As I put on my running shorts, I thought that donning a pair of 18th-century breeches and a ruffled shirt would be more appropriate.

A Good Reason to Go to Amsterdam

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The First Symphony is probably one of the most often performed works of Mahler since it doesn't take two hours or involve 1000 musicians. But Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. There are two words I always say about them: "Oh wow."

Mahler's 'Symphony No. 6': The Biggest Bang

Brian Horay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 6," clocking in at over 80 minutes and requiring over 90 musicians, is massive even by Mahlerian standards; frankly, just witnessing the logistics of this performance was worth the price of admission.

Stage Door: Him, American Symphony Orchestra

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The American Symphony Orchestra is in celebration mode, marking its 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall Oct. 26 with Gustav Mahler's monumental Eighth Symphony, which he considered his greatest work.

Lost Photo Held Ransom...For $350K

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.15.2012 | Arts

The family of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg is demanding the return of a long lost family treasure -- a signed photograph of fellow classical mu...

Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Sigman

There's no denying either the sheer beauty of Eggerth's singing or the overwhelming accomplishments of a (so far) 90-year career.

Dudamel Conducts a Thousand in Mahler's 8th - Wow!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, combined our local symphonic group with the Simón Boliver Orchestra of Venezuela in playing Mahler's Eighth Symphony, called 'Symphony of a Thousand."

An Orchestra Worth A Thousand Pictures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Forty-eight hours of sequential photos, 1,000 musicians and the production of one of the largest classical choral productions in history seems like a ...

WATCH: Ringtone Halts NY Philharmonic

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — It's the dreaded sound at any live performance – a ringing cellphone. That's what happened Tuesday night at Lincoln Center's A...

WATCH: Haiku Reviews: Space Sculpture, Drag Opera And Piano History

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a biweekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradit...

Founding Fathers: Washington and Ives

Albert Imperato | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Albert Imperato

In a strange twist of timing, I found myself reading Ron Chernow's new biography of George Washington at the same time that I just happened to be reading Jan Swafford's Charles Ives: A Life with Music.

Resurrection: Why We Need Mahler's Second Symphony on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Albert Imperato | Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

For all its titanic reach, dramatic force and visceral power, Mahler's "Resurrection" has some unforgettable moments of repose that provide great salve for the ravaged soul.

Understanding Tragic Loss

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

By an eerie coincidence, the two works of art that I experienced before the tragic shootings in Arizona were Gustav Mahler and the movie Rabbit Hole.

10 Things I Liked About 2010

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

Ever the optimist, I decided that my last post of the year should be a tribute to the things, from Mahler to Freedom, that made the past year endurable, if not, at times, outright beautiful.

Love Among the Geniuses

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Two recent biopics depict the torrid love lives of great artists -- one of our favorite subjects.

ARTISTS SPEAK: Interview With Violinist Joshua Bell

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, 42, returns to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday with a program of Mahler and Bruch. The boyish classical sup...

Alan Gilbert's Inaugural Season as MD of NY Phil

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

"The story that needs to be told is that the New York Philharmonic can play any kind of music brilliantly," Gilbert says.

Gustav Mahler's Life-Changing Music

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

You'll be hearing a lot about Mahler in the coming weeks and months. July 7, 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth in Kaliste, a small town in Bohemia -- now in the Czech Republic.

Alan Gilbert's Big Week

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

The first concert of a new music director's tenure with an orchestra feels a little bit like Election Day: it doesn't happen very often, and when it does, emotions are running high