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Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.

Read Glenn Gould: Beyond Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'

September 25, 2012 – Hear the iconic pianist play a range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli uncovers the music of Agostino Steffani, a 17th-century composer who led a double life as a diplomat.

Read Cecilia Bartoli's Latest 'Mission' Rediscovers Agostino Steffani

September 24, 2012 – The award-winning soprano uncovers the music of an Italian composer on her new album, Mission.


Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli's new album, Mission, comes out Oct. 2.

Read First Listen: Cecilia Bartoli, 'Mission'

September 23, 2012 – The celebrated mezzo unearths music from a mysterious composer who doubled as a diplomat.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Herbert Von Carrion

September 21, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" isn't the only pop song to get the classical music treatment.

Watch Pop Goes Classical Puzzler

September 19, 2012 – What happens when pop songs dress up in classical music clothes? Test your wits in a listening quiz.

Read Trifonov's Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

September 18, 2012 – A blazingly talented young Russian pianist records the concerto that's become his calling card.

The Minnesota Orchestra may go on strike after management proposed to cut musicians' salaries by 28 percent.

Read Trouble In The Twin Cities: Two Orchestras In Labor Disputes

September 15, 2012 – Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra may be headed for a strike.


Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood.

Read Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen

September 15, 2012 – Jonny Greenwood scored the new film The Master, his second for director Paul Thomas Anderson.


Mostly cloudy with a chance of Beethoven.

Read Mostly Cloudy With A Chance Of Beethoven

September 14, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

A new album of choral music by the late Polish composer Henryk Gorecki creates a calm and welcoming space.

Read Gorecki's 'Miserere,' An A Cappella Oasis Of Calm

September 11, 2012 РHenryk Górecki's serene choral music finds the Los Angeles Master Chorale in fine form.

Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012.

Watch ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets Q2

September 11, 2012 – The contemporary music dynamos traversed landmark works at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Q2


The Atlanta Symphony performs at New York City's Carnegie Hall in 2011.

Read Atlanta Symphony Locked Out

September 11, 2012 – With the symphony's 68th season weeks away, it's uncertain whether the opening concert will happen.


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