Andras Schiff had a change of heart when it comes to the fortepiano. Nadia F. Romanini/ECM Records hide caption

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Scottish-American soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) portrayed Goethe's character Gretchen, known as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's opera Faust. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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Music Interviews

Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones

The choreographer and dancer says that music "helps us bear the pain through sheer beauty and intensity."

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From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places. Steph Mackinnon hide caption

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The new album by The Knights, A Second of Silence, celebrates Schubert and more modern but like-minded composers. Ancalagon Records hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Fireworks From Cuba, And Schubert That Grooves: New Classical Albums

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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