Some of Bach's Most Recognizable Songs May Have Been Written by His Wife

Johann Sebastian Bach is considered one of the greatest and most influential composers of all time whose work defined the Baroque period. Now, a new theory posits that some of the most iconic pieces from his repertoire were actually composed by his second wife, Anna Magdalena Bach. » 10/28/14 5:00pm 10/28/14 5:00pm

Pianist's Short Dress Causes Shitstorm

When pianist Yuja Wang wore a tight orange mini-dress in a performance earlier this month, she touched off a debate about whether sexy concert attire detracts from the experience of the music — and whether we should even be paying attention to what classical musicians wear. » 8/22/11 10:50am 8/22/11 10:50am

Opera: The "Last Musical Bastion" Of Segregation

The death of the original "Bess" from Porgy & Bess comes at a time when people are reflecting on breaking the color barrier in classical music. » 3/17/09 3:20pm 3/17/09 3:20pm

Peanuts' Fifth

The Charles M. Schulz Museum's exhibition "Schulz's Beethoven: Schroeder's Muse," explores the connection between, um, Schroeder and Beethoven. "If you don't read music...then you lose out on some of the meaning," says the curator. [IHT] » 1/14/09 5:30pm 1/14/09 5:30pm