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Studio Sessions

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes an assortment of French music to WGBH, in Boston.

May 13, 2010 The French pianist focuses on modern music from his homeland at the WGBH studio in Boston.

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Interviews & Profiles

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) ignored the old rules about how to write music and created a brave new world of sonic possibilities.

August 22, 2012 For the composer's sesquicentennial, a virtuoso selects favorite Debussy recordings.

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May 12, 2005 French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez celebrates his 80th birthday with a series of concerts.

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October 14, 2005 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Debussy's groundbreaking work "La Mer."

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Reviews

Flautist from Konzerthausorchester Berlin

December 13, 2010 Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the two-week-long tribute was "sonically ravishing."

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Pierre Boulez

May 24, 2010 New releases on CD and DVD mark the 85th birthday of the famed composer and conductor.

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A flight of beers to accompany some musical flights of fancy.

July 26, 2012 Our musical sommelier matches classical pieces with the perfect brews.

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July 12, 2008 The composer's ballet Jeux, includes story about tennis and music flying in all directions.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

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Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Symphony in Three Movements

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  • Album: Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Symphony in Three Movements
  • Artist: Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Wiener Philharmoniker Performs Haydn

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  • Album: Wiener Philharmoniker Performs Haydn
  • Artist: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
 

Inheriting the Future of Music

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  • Title: Inheriting the Future of Music
  • Director: Pierre Boulez
 

Debussy: Preludes

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  • Album: Debussy: Preludes
  • Artist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
  • Label: DG
  • Released: 2012
 

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes/Premiere Rhapsodie/Jeux/La Mer

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  • Album: Claude Debussy: Nocturnes/Premiere Rhapsodie/Jeux/La Mer
  • Artist: Pierre Boulez
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995