Another solid album from Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz shows he's an artist of distinction.
September 26, 2012 With a new album, Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz proves his multiple wins at the 2005 Chopin Competition were no fluke.
Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli uncovers the music of Agostino Steffani, a 17th-century composer who led a double life as a diplomat.
September 24, 2012 The award-winning soprano uncovers the music of an Italian composer on her new album, Mission.
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September 23, 2012 The celebrated mezzo-soprano unearths music from a mysterious Baroque composer who doubled as a diplomat. Mission stands as another fascinating success in Bartoli's keen and continuing musical archeology.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" isn't the only pop song to get the classical music treatment.
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September 19, 2012 What happens when pop songs dress up in classical music clothes? Test your wits in a listening quiz.
Composer William Duckworth, photographed at Bucknell University, where he taught since 1973.
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September 13, 2012 The postminimalist composer embraced the internet and was an inspiration to his students and friends.
A new album of choral music by the late Polish composer Henryk Gorecki creates a calm and welcoming space.
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September 11, 2012 Henryk Górecki's serene choral music provides the perfect balm for busy, disjointed lives.
September 10, 2012 Avital has the long, slender fingers of a concert pianist. Yet instead of stretching chords out wide on a Steinway, he squeezes those lengthy digits onto the tiny fretted fingerboard of a mandolin. The instrument today is associated with bluegrass and western swing, but in Avital's hands, the mandolin sings with the sounds of J.S. Bach, Ernest Bloch and contemporary composers.
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Robert Spano conducts members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who are currently in a lock out labor dispute.
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September 6, 2012 Celebrate the sound of the venturesome orchestra while it's silenced by a bitter labor dispute.
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 To mark the sesquicentennial of the great French composer, a French piano virtuoso spins his favorite Debussy recordings.
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What happens when musicians slow the music way down?
August 20, 2012 It's good to take it easy during the dog days of summer. But how slow is too slow in classical music?
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is facing budget battles, and the shame of being silenced while backing a pop group.
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August 17, 2012 The Atlanta Symphony struggles, a one-handed pianist graduates and the music of John Cage continues.
Can opera survive in an era of shrinking budgets and aging audiences?
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August 16, 2012 A panel of experts takes the pulse of opera today and discuss its possibilities for the future.
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Music by the Beatles appeared on many "Six Songs of Me" lists.
August 15, 2012 A mission to pick meaningful music — "Six Songs of Me" — inspired hundreds of personal playlists.
French composer Jules Massenet died 100 years ago, leaving the opera world with a wealth of elegantly composed dramas.
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August 14, 2012 A new 23-CD set explores the suave elegance of one of the most successful opera composers.
Why are your musical tastes a reflection of you?
August 9, 2012 More than ever, music matters to us. But why do we like what we like? "Six Songs of Me," a new project launched by a British publication, may ultimately provide some answers.
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