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Dr. Arnold Rosen (Brian Markinson) and Sylvia Rosen (Linda Cardellini) celebrate New Year's Eve with Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as the sixth season of Mad Men opens.

Read Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo

April 8, 2013 – Chopin's music had a cameo in the AMC series' sixth-season opener.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Rocking Horse

April 5, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman in a 1900 photo, taken when he was 18 years old.

Watch How A Violinist Saved 1,000 Jews In World War II

April 4, 2013 – The story of violinist Bronisław Huberman and his heroic efforts inspired a new documentary film.

Robert Ward won a Pulitzer for bringing Arthur Miller's play The Crucible to the opera stage.

Watch Remembering Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Robert Ward

April 3, 2013 – The composer is best remembered for his operatic retelling of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.

Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.

Listen Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

April 2, 2013 – Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.


Local musicians upstage the Lochlannach Philharmonic by releasing their own recording.

Listen Lochlannach Phil Lockout Jump-Started By Kickstarter

April 1, 2013 – A beloved regional orchestra in Minnesota goes from pro to am — with surprising results.


President Barack Obama helps a young participant roll an egg during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 9, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Watch Marching To 'Easter Monday On The White House Lawn'

April 1, 2013 – One of John Philip Sousa's happiest marches depicts the day each year when kids rule in Washington.

Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks.

Read Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

April 1, 2013 – A soprano and a jazz composer explore work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.


Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman.

Watch Jace Clayton Revives A Forgotten Voice From New York's Vanguard

March 30, 2013 – Clayton's new album is a tribute to Julius Eastman, a singular composer who burned out too early.


Aladdin's magic lamp.

Watch Marches Madness: Rubbing Aladdin's Lamp

March 29, 2013 – Carl Nielsen composed stunningly original music for a theatrical version of the Aladdin story.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Mozart's K. 401

March 29, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Steven Spielberg and John Williams confer during a break in rehearsal at Symphony Hall on Feb. 21, 1998 in Boston. Tom Hanks stands in back.

Watch Marches Madness: Spielberg's Symphonist

March 28, 2013 – See John Williams conduct the Boston Pops in the jolly march from the comedy 1941.

This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945.

Read The Good Friday 5: Musical Passion Stories You Must Hear

March 28, 2013 – Before Easter, hear five powerful and diverse musical portrayals of Jesus' last days.

The Mehter Turkish Army Band, wearing traditional Ottoman Era costumes, in a 1957 photo.

Watch Marches Madness: 'Turkish' Mozart, Jazzed By An Expert

March 27, 2013 – Meta music: Mozart's Orientalist fantasy, tweaked by Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say.

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