Riccardo Muti received two standing ovations upon his return to La Scala's stage Sunday after an 11-year absence, not to conduct this time but to discuss his nearly two decades as music director at the fabled opera house.
As a young, classical music conductor in a town known more for Mickey Mouse than Mahler, Eric Jacobsen faces a double challenge: Live up to the promise of his youth and innovative background, and somehow discover the magic formula to lure young audiences to the concert hall.
The Strokes set off a cultural moment when they emerged 15 years ago in New York, opening the century with a throwback to the brusque punk aesthetic.
In this Saturday, June 4 picture, Michael "Flea" Balzary performs with the U.S. band "Red Hot Chili Peppers" at the open air music festival "Rock am Ring" near Mendig, Germany.
Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone is back on his feet after canceling a string of concerts because of two collapsed vertebrae that raised questions about the continued prodigious output of the 87-year-old music legend.
Acoustics aren't all that count when making a violin. Aesthetics are also a key element. And that's why the craft of making stringed instruments is thriving in Italy, a country known for its love of beauty and long history of violinmaking.
A U.S. National Park Service paleontologist and Grateful Dead fan credited with identifying an extinct species of otter found in south-central Idaho has named it after the band's guitarist.
Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show.
Madonna on Thursday triumphed in a copyright case concerning her song "Vogue," in a victory for artists seeking to use samples.
In 1983, a young photographer from Belgrade was trying to make his name in London when he captured David Bowie's hotly-anticipated return to rock.