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Simone Dinnerstein communes with the music of J.S. Bach at the NPR studio.

Listen Simone Dinnerstein's Bach Between The Notes

October 18, 2012 – Hear the celebrated Bach specialist play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio.


Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Read Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director

October 18, 2012 – The world-renowned orchestra has revitalized, adding the youthful energy of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.


Read Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure

October 16, 2012 – The composer-conductor's award-winning Violin Concerto makes a stunning CD debut.


The Budapest String Quartet in 1919.

Read Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven

October 16, 2012 – Critic Lloyd Schwartz says the group's versions of Beethoven's string quartets are incomparable.


Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Schumann Of The Apes

October 12, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.

Listen Schumann's Culture Of Musical Nostalgia

October 11, 2012 – The pianist asserts Robert Schumann was the first to imbue a longing for the past in his own music.


The Minnesota Orchestra is one of many orchestras around the country dealing with labor disputes.

Read During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

October 10, 2012 – American symphonies have just begun a new season — but many musicians have yet to play a note.


Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.

Listen Jonathan Biss: Meet The Schumanns (And Their Cryptic Communications)

October 10, 2012 – The pianist performs Robert Schumann's music and decodes musical love notes to his wife Clara.


Composer Robert Schumann has his share of critics. Pianist Jonathan Biss is out to prove them wrong.

Listen Jonathan Biss: Shooting Down The Schumann Detractors APM

October 9, 2012 – The acclaimed pianist performs and defends music by a misunderstood composer. APM


Many aspects of composer Robert Schumann's life and music have remained largely misunderstood.

Read 5 Things You Never Knew About Schumann

October 8, 2012 – A guide to the misunderstood composer from the author of a newly reissued biography.


REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed comes out Oct. 23.

Read First Listen: 'REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed'

October 7, 2012 – Celebrate Glass' 75th birthday with inventive remixes by Beck, Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton and more.

Over the past four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.

Read The MacArthur 'Genius' Bow Maker Who Makes Violins Sing

October 6, 2012 – Over four decades, Benoit Rolland has made more than 1,400 bows for violins, violas and cellos.


"I can't even follow him on twitter."

Read #wheresthebeat

October 5, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

A still from the Minnesota musicians' YouTube campaign.

Read (More) Lockouts, Lawsuits And Losses

October 5, 2012 – A roundup of all the classical news that's fit to link.

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