On Strike: The Detroit Symphony finally made the move and went on strike Monday. However, they will still hold select concerts.
Crashing on take-off: Conductor Riccardo Muti got all kinds of press about his first concert with the Chicago Symphony -- but now he's cancelled the rest of his fall engagements there.
Recently Discovered: A Vivaldi flute concerto, buried for 250 years, has surfaced in a noblewoman's papers; The Guardian has an audio excerpt.
Taming Ives: Pianist Jeremy Denk talks to Vivien Schweitzer about Charles Ives' sonatas, and about life in general.
Celebracion: Gustavo Dudamel opened his second season with the L.A. Philharmonic Thursday, in a gala concert complete with colored streamers. We archived the concert here.
Daddy Dude: As if one Dudamel weren't enough, the star conductor is expecting a baby boy.
The Politics Of Opera: Kent Nagano has stepped down as music director in Munich. Jens Laursen discusses the drama behind the departure.
Should classical music turn up the bass? On An Overgrown Path talks about the correlation between popularity and bass content.
Vocal Therapy: Chloe Veltman's thoughts on what singers can learn from a simple videostroboscopy.
An Empty Pit: The Washington Ballet is apparently too broke to pay an orchestra this season -- their performances will be accompanied by recorded music.
Piano Notes: Rebecca Frank wonders why so many pianists are successful writers.
Playing For Prizes: Piano competitions are multiplying, but are they really any indicator of a performer’s talent? Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim reports for the Wall Street Journal.