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Broadway's bright glow will dim for a moment on Wednesday in memory of the late Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific American composer who died this week after a more than four-decade long career that spanned film, music, television and theater.

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Ringing tones of famed Philharmonic silenced by ringing cell phoneupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 14:43:00

Add a new one to the irate reactions triggered by incessant ringing of a cell phone: bringing one of the world's great symphony orchestras to a dead stop in mid-performance.

Taking time out in happening Tel Avivupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 10:24:00

Jerusalem may be steeped in thousands of years of history, but the much younger Tel Aviv in Israel is increasingly a draw for culture lovers.

Israeli orchestra performs Hitler's favorite music in Germanyupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 08:40:00

The Israel Chamber Orchestra performed works of Adolf Hitler's favorite composer Richard Wagner in Germany on Tuesday in the composer's home town of Bayreuth.

Royal Wedding explainer: Schedule of eventsupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 10:06:00

Can't wait for the royal wedding? Here's your essential guide to Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day.

People.com: Prince William & Kate Middleton's Secret Wedding Music Decisionsupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 14:30:00

"It's a young couple's wedding, and they should have what they want," says the musical director

People.com: Prince William and Kate Middleton Select Wedding Musicupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 11:09:00

The couple choose choirs, an orchestra, and Royal Air Force musicians for their ceremony

Berlin Philharmonic: Taming the wild orchestral beastupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 06:52:00

It is one of the most revered orchestras in the world. But members of the celebrated Berlin Philharmonic are almost as famous for their fiery individualism as for the powerful music they play.

The perfect orchestral performanceupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 06:52:00

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, Simon Rattle on creating the perfect orchestral performance.

Ann Sophie Mutter makes guest appearanceupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 13:03:00

Guest violinist Ann Sophie Mutter rehearses with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Preserving the heavenly sound of Stradivarius violinsupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 13:03:00

For virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, only one violin can truly give voice to her prodigious talents -- her Stradivarius. And she likens playing it for the first time to meeting her soul mate.

February on icon: Classical musicupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:19:00

This month icon will be with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Passing down Zanzibar's music traditionsupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 07:22:00

Mohammed Issa Matona is a man on a mission. A master of taarab music, Matona is also the co-founder of Zanzibar's Dhow Countries Music Academy, a school dedicated to preserving the island's traditional music styles.

Swahili music traditionupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 07:22:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a Swahili form of music as unique as Zanzibar itself and the musician passing it on.

Detroit Symphony strike shuts down opening weekendupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 16:37:00

An ongoing musicians strike prompted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday to cancel this weekend's season-opening concerts, which were to feature guest violinist Sarah Chang.

Detroit Symphony goes on strikeupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 16:25:00

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have gone on strike over a substantial pay cut, raising doubts about several scheduled performances, including this Friday's season opener.

Trapped violinist found deliverance through prayers, concertosupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 20:18:00

Blind violinist Romel Joseph laid in what he called his "grave" for 18 hours.

Pledging to play againupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 20:18:00

A violinist who survived the Haiti quake gets a surprise from Stevie Wonder.

Seiji Ozawa: Japan's classical maestroupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 21:38:00

CNN got a closer look at the life of the colorful conductor Seiji Ozawa.

Seiji Ozawa: Japan's classical maestroupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 21:38:00

Seiji Ozawa is Asia's most successful conductor, a maestro in a quintessentially Western art form, and a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. But the affable 74-year-old is used to crossing cultural boundaries.

Conductor, 28, takes reins of Los Angeles Philharmonicupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 14:47:00

He got a standing ovation before the orchestra even played a single note.

Dudamel arrives in L.A.updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 14:47:00

A young Venezuelan conductor is an unlikely superstar. CNN's Kara Finnstrom profiles Gustavo Dudamel.

Musicians play for peace to mark WWII anniversaryupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 06:33:00

The Polish city of Krakow played host to a unique collection of some of the world's leading classical musicians on Tuesday for a special performance to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Analyst: Music pieces probably composed by young Mozartupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 09:16:00

The music isn't new, but the discovery that a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "almost certainly" composed it is a stunning revelation.

YouTube Symphony Orchestraupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 15:28:00

Musicians from around the world met at Carnegie Hall to give the first performance as the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

YouTube orchestra debuts, wows Carnegie Hallupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 15:28:00

The YouTube and Carnegie Hall generations collided Wednesday night in New York City as a nearly sold-out audience looked on in amazement.

Jazz man is first African-American to solo on U.S. circulating coinupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 12:57:00

The United States Mint launched a new coin Tuesday featuring jazz legend Duke Ellington, making him the first African-American to appear by himself on a circulating U.S. coin.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 06:38:00

Facetime with Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General of OPEC

Revealed: Valery Gergievupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 04:42:00

Coming up on Revealed in October.

Coming up on Revealed: Valery Gergievupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 04:42:00

"No one can explain the power of music; there is no writer, no philosopher, no musician, and certainly no politician who can describe where the music stops, it is not possible" (Valery Gergiev, CNN 2008)

Berlin: A seasonal guideupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 07:13:00

While visiting some European cities can feel like a trip to a museum, Berlin is vibrant and alive with culture. It has a regular program of lively events -- here are some of the annual highlights.

A message from the composerupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:53:00

Very few people who attended the performance of the World Orchestra for Peace in Jerusalem this October would have noticed she was there. But there she was, a petite woman with long brown hair, sitting in the middle of the audience on "nervous autopilot."

The orchestra playing for peaceupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:52:00

The call doesn't come very often, but when it does the answer is invariably yes. This week, 91 of the world's finest musicians will clear their diaries and fly to Jerusalem for a rare performance of the World Orchestra for Peace.

Midori Goto: From prodigy to peace ambassadorupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 22:48:00

She is only 37 years old, but violinist Midori Goto has already spent 25 years taking center-stage with the world's best orchestras.

A Power of musicupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 22:48:00

Midori Goto's love affair with the violin goes beyond the pleasure of playing to the way in which music connects people.

Time.com: Bernstein in Beijing: China's Classical Music Explosionupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 18:00:00

With 50 million children studying a classical instrument, China is poised to become a world force in Western melodies

LSO on Gergievupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 03:49:00

Leading figures from the London Symphony Orchestra share their thoughts on Principal Conductor, Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.

Valery Gergiev: Russian maestroupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 03:49:00

For the most part, the audience won't see his snarling eyes but the menacing growl from the orchestra confirms they are there.

CNN Classroom Edition: Notes from North Koreaupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 21:06:00

Record the CNN Special Investigations Unit Classroom Edition: Notes from North Korea when it airs commercial-free on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)

Extra: Monster in the makingupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 12:17:00

Myleene Klass takes a closer look at the making of new animated film 'Igor'.

'Harry Potter' composer on new monster movieupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 12:17:00

Since receiving the Ivor Novello award for best film theme for his work on Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" in 1989, Patrick Doyle's compositions have been a sought after commodity in the film world.

Venezuela orchestra inspires fight against child povertyupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 10:23:00

Britain's rundown housing estates and deprived inner cities will be the setting for a new project that aims to use classical music to lift children out of the poverty trap.

Time.com: Fire Breaks Out at Berlin Philharmonicupdated: Tue May 20 2008 16:00:00

A fire broke out Tuesday at the Berlin Philharmonic's home, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest of the iconic downtown building as firefighters and musicians rushed to save instruments

Fire at Berlin Philharmonicupdated: Tue May 20 2008 13:47:00

Firefighters are called to the smoky scene as the roof of the Berlin philharmonic concert hall catches fire.

Berlin Philharmonic fire stops the musicupdated: Tue May 20 2008 13:47:00

A fire broke out Tuesday on the roof of the Berlin Philharmonic's concert hall, causing thick smoke to pour from the modern building, police said.

Robot conducts orchestraupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:10:00

A robot designed by Honda conducts a Detroit Symphony performance of 'Impossible Dream'.

Behind the Scenes: Amanpour's notes from North Koreaupdated: Thu May 08 2008 14:44:00

For most journalists, traveling into North Korea is like the holy grail of assignments.

Musical defectorsupdated: Thu May 08 2008 14:44:00

In North Korea, most music is forbidden. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports this weekend, 8 and 11 p.m. ET.

Notes from North Koreaupdated: Thu May 08 2008 14:44:00

Christiane Amanpour makes an historic visit to one of the world's most closed societies. Sat. and Sun., 8 and 11pm ET.

Benjamin Zander part 1updated: Mon Apr 28 2008 10:32:00

Part 1 of orchestra conductor Benjamin Zander's view of the Spirit of Innovation.

Orchestral maneuvers in the boardroomupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 10:32:00

For any onlookers it must have appeared a strange spectacle.

Harmonizing concert, broadcast and recorded musicupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 00:46:00

"How do live concerts, radio broadcasts and pre-recorded music complement each other in the successful marketing of classical music?

Klaus Heymann profileupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 04:48:00

Klaus Heymann may not know how to read music or play a musical instrument, but he has been attending classical concerts with his parents since he was 9 years old. Today he is best known as a successful entrepreneur, who is a classical music amateur.

Business maestro: Klaus Heymannupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 01:19:00

From piano concertos to violin masterpieces, Klaus Heymann knows his classical music -- and the classical music business.

Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxosupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 01:19:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens talks with Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos, in this edition of ''The Boardroom.''

The voice of 'Da Vinci' angelsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:29:00

Soprano Hila Plitmann, from 'The Da Vinci Code' soundtrack, sings with the Atlanta Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Review: The ASO sets Rumi whirlingupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:29:00

"The Here and Now" might well be subtitled "Redeeming Rumi." As if to save us from the new-age squish of much contemporary rediscovery of the 13th-century Persian poet's work, Christopher Theofanidis' 33-minute sonic salon is an exhilarating setting bound for a Carnegie Hall debut April 5.

Orchestra underscores nuclear dance between U.S., North Koreaupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 10:54:00

After the New York Philharmonic's triumphant debut in Pyongyang, I was invited for a cup of tea and conversation with North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator.

Emotional trip for violinistupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 04:18:00

A New York Philharmonic violinist sees her trip to North Korea as a lesson in family history. CNN's Alina Cho reports.

Alina Cho: Search for my familyupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 04:18:00

CNN's Alina Cho joins her family in Korea to rediscover their heritage and search for relatives lost during the Korean War.

Historic concert in North Korea brings violinist to tearsupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 18:57:00

An American orchestra performed a historic concert Tuesday in the communist state of North Korea -- one of the most secretive societies in the world. A group of 105 musicians made the journey to Pyongyang, but for one of them this trip was not just about music. It was about family history.

Touring N. Korea nuclear plantupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 13:18:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour takes an exclusive tour of one of North Korea's key nuclear facilities.

'Americans in Pyongyang' performupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 13:18:00

Music was the dominant theme Tuesday evening in North Korea's capital, with politics playing a persistent counterpoint.

Time.com: Clapton Invited to Play North Koreaupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 10:20:00

North Korean officials have invited rock guitarist Eric Clapton to play a concert in the Communist state, a diplomat at the country's embassy in London said Tuesday

N.Y. Philharmonic tunes up in N. Koreaupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 03:37:00

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is preparing to play a historic concert in North Korea on Tuesday -- but there is no word yet on whether leader Kim Jong Il will attend.

N.Y Philharmonic tunes up in N. Koreaupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 18:41:00

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is preparing to play a historic concert in North Korea on Tuesday -- but no word yet on whether leader Kim Jong Il will attend.

Time.com: A Gershwin Offensive in North Koreaupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 12:00:00

The New York Philharmonic's historic visit to isolated North Korea may signal a new era -- but only in the arts, not politics

Abu Dhabi festival to feature world premieresupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 23:10:00

Although the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival is in its fifth year, a first-time liaison with New York-based IMG Artists has fast-tracked it onto a new plane of potential.

U.S. orchestra to play in N. Koreaupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 02:09:00

The New York Philharmonic will step up its role in cultural diplomacy next year by becoming the first U.S. orchestra to play in North Korea.

CNNMoney: A submarine from Santaupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 13:25:00

Forget gifts for under the tree, this holiday season give something that goes under the sea.

A young composer at Carnegieupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 20:27:00

CNN's Porter Anderson talks with 15-year-old composer Jay Greenberg at the Carnegie Hall premiere of his Violin Concerto.

Driven to music: A prodigy at age 15updated: Wed Nov 14 2007 20:27:00

As the interview is ending, Jay Greenberg sneaks in one of his goals for next year. "I have to learn to drive, as well."

For major female conductor, being a woman 'irrelevant'updated: Thu Sep 27 2007 09:51:00

Marin Alsop says the toughest harmony she faces this season doesn't lie in demanding symphonic scores or the orchestras who play them.

The Red Violin sings againupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 03:16:00

Like the unnerving and richly voiced instrument in the movie "The Red Violin," Tuesday's release of the premiere recording of John Corigliano's "Red Violin Concerto" has a winding tale behind it. And it convenes its own formidable cast of characters.

The day in numbers: 75updated: Thu Nov 09 2006 05:48:00

75: The age of Abbey Road Studios in London where The Beatles and Pink Floyd recorded some of their seminal albums, breaking with the traditional recording techniques of the time. It was originally called EMI studios before changing its name in the 1970s.

Review: Joshua Bell's intimate 'Voice'updated: Tue Aug 22 2006 11:02:00

Violinist Joshua Bell proves that art, like science, loves an "elegant" formula when Sony Classical releases his new Grammy-worthy CD on September 5: "Voice of the Violin."

Scientists tune in to tone deafness updated: Tue Apr 18 2006 10:37:00

Most people know somebody who claims to be "tone deaf." Now scientists in the UK are using the Internet to conduct the largest ever investigation into the musical listening disorder.

Review: New strings on old worksupdated: Sun Dec 04 2005 21:17:00

Sometimes listening to the old masters is what you do while waiting for the recording labels to catch up with the new work you'd rather hear -- Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, John Corigliano, the racing majesty of a Jennifer Higdon "City Scape," the nerve-wracking beauty of a Roger Reynolds "Shattered Landscape."

showbuzzupdated: Mon Nov 07 2005 12:39:00

Actor Will Ferrell shared one regret as he surprised winners of the State High School Play Festival.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 13:41:00

Musicians including Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand will perform at a concert to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province.

Fortune: GOD AND MAN AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOLupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

THE HARVARD BUSINESS School class of '79, which gathered recently for its 25th reunion and invited FORTUNE along, is as star-studded as B-school classes come. It has eBay's Meg Whitman, Enron's Jef...

showbuzzupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 11:20:00

"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" has cast her spell on Paramount Pictures, which has signed a deal to co-produce a live-action film based on the Archie Comics character.

Money Magazine: Providence, Rhode Islandupdated: Mon May 05 2003 11:44:00

Providence may be 366 years old, but it's not the kind of city that sits around resting on its laurels. And neither are the people who retire here.

Fortune: Working Past 90 Forget early retirement. These ten men and women found jobs they loved--and never quit.updated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

Open a door at an American workplace today and you may find one of them: the old-old, defying life's clock. In a culture that all too often extols young workers at the expense of seasoned elders, t...

Fortune: Coughs Includedupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

The ten-disk New York Philharmonic: The Historic Broadcasts, 1923 to 1987 (New York Philharmonic Special Editions, 800-557-8268) features the era's greatest conductors and soloists--and some truly ...

Money Magazine: READERS' POLL RESULTS YOU PICK LOW CRIME OVER CLEAN AIRupdated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

When it comes to picking a place to live, you laid down the law: Safety is your top concern in 1996, catapulting over last year's first and second priorities: clean water and clean air. This spring...

Fortune: The sentence you love to hate, Looney Tunes at Exxon, the case for a martini, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Con't)updated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

EUREKA, CALIFORNIA -- A cellist quit the Eureka Symphony Orchestra rather than perform a work she said encourages the killing of wolves: Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Symphony officials said the....

Fortune: PHONE CARD BOOMupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

America's wallet is getting lumpy, not with cash but with telephone calling cards. At least 15 different kinds are now available. In May, Western Union Financial Services began selling a disposable...

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