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Marin Alsop on Music

The Baltimore Symphony music director offers commentary on a broad assortment of classical music.

Recent Marin Alsop on Music

Benjamin Britten takes a cup of tea during rehearsals for his War Requiem at Coventry Cathedral, in Coventry, England in May, 1962.

November 23, 2013 To mark Britten's centennial, Marin Alsop discovers the composer via his blood-soaked War Requiem.


Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety symphony is as unconventional as its creator.

September 21, 2013 For conductor Marin Alsop, Bernstein's Age of Anxiety is a musical quest into life's big questions.


Rudolph Cronau's drawing of Wagner's opera house, Bayreuth, flanked by his birthplace (left) and place of death.

April 13, 2013 For the bicentennial of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop rethinks Wagner.


Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.

February 2, 2013 Conductor Marin Alsop retraces her steps in uncovering symphonic work of James P. Johnson.


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