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Studio Sessions

Lara Downes plays contemporary takes on Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations in NPR's studio 4A.

March 21, 2012 The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio

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Interviews & Profiles

Robert Spano

November 26, 2010 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 10th anniversary of music director Robert Spano.

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Hilary Hahn

September 22, 2010 The young violinist's new album includes a concerto composed by a former teacher.

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Composer Jennifer Higdon

May 23, 2009 Alsop and Jennifer Higdon had never talked about gender in the classical-music world, until now.

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Discover Songs

Jennifer Higdon

November 3, 2010 The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer would like to pore over a few scores with Beethoven.

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Hahn SQ

September 12, 2010 The adventurous violinist's new CD features a Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto by Jennifer Higdon.

News

Robert Spano conducts members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who are currently in a lock out labor dispute.

September 6, 2012 Celebrate the sound of the orchestra while it's silenced by a bitter labor dispute.

Composer Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto is this year's Pultizer Prize winner for music.

April 12, 2010 Hear the Philadelphia-based composer's winning Violin Concerto, in concert with soloist Hilary Hahn.

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More Stories

In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores comes out Nov. 11.

November 3, 2013 The resourceful young violinist asked for brand-new encores — and, boy, did she get them.

Robert Spano, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony. He is a fan of the Third Symphony by Aaron Copland.

August 1, 2013 Five acclaimed American musicians pick favorite homegrown symphonic works.

Tell us your hopes for classical music  in 2013.

January 10, 2013 Join a discussion of New Year's resolutions to help cure the troubled side of classical music.

Jennifer Higdon

January 20, 2011 The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer wants to update our notion of the classical music canon.

Jennifer Higdon

December 9, 2010 The composer's Pulitzer win gave her a chance to reflect on those who helped along the way.

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On her new CD, Hilary Hahn pairs off concertos old and new.

September 16, 2010 Hilary Hahn and Jennifer Hidgon will come together for a live web chat on September 20th.

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In 27 Pieces

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  • Album: In 27 Pieces
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2013
 

Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra

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  • Album: Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
  • Artist: Leonard Bernstein
  • Label: Sony Music Distribution
 

Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"

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  • Album: Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"
  • Artist: Glenn Branca
  • Label: Atavistic
  • Released: 1983
 

Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2

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  • Album: Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2000
 

Decasia

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  • Album: Decasia
  • Artist: Michael Gordon/Basel Sinfonietta/Kasper De Roo
  • Label: Cantaloupe
  • Released: 2002
 

Theofanidis Symphony No. 1

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  • Album: Theofanidis Symphony No. 1
  • Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Label: ASO media
  • Released: 2011
 

Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos

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  • Album: Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2010
 

Jennifer Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra

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  • Album: Jennifer Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra
  • Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Label: Telarc
 

Rainbow Body

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  • Album: Rainbow Body
  • Artist: Robert Spano
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2003
 

Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

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  • Album: Beethoven: 9 Symphonies
  • Artist: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Label: Archiv
  • Released: 1994
 

Marin Alsop Conducts MacMillan, Adès & Higdon

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  • Album: Marin Alsop Conducts MacMillan, Adès & Higdon
  • Artist: Marin Alsop
  • Label: London Philharmonic O
  • Released: 2008