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Watch Samuel Yirga Ushers In A Golden Age Of Ethiopian Music

November 8, 2012 – Yirga finds his way into standards with a voracious talent that savors each musical flavor.


The Beatles rehearse for that night's Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1963.

Read The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science

November 8, 2012 – It's the brain's motor system, not areas involved in hearing, that helps us remember what we hear.


Diana Krall's latest album is titled Glad Rag Doll.

Watch Diana Krall: Old-Time Music, Rooted In Nostalgia

November 8, 2012 – On her new album, Krall reimagines her grandparents' favorite songs from the Prohibition era.


Drake, who had the top torrent downloaded in the U.S. in the first half of 2012, according to Musicmetric, poses at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

Read Studying How, And What, We Download

November 8, 2012 – Digital sales are high, but unauthorized music file sharing is still going strong.


Elliott Carter at Tanglewood in 2008 on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is sitting right behind Carter.

Watch Always A Rose: Elliott Carter Remembered

November 7, 2012 – Carter's vital new ideas changed 20th-century music. The composer died Monday at 103.


Artwork for Every Breathe You Take: The Singles by The Police.

Watch How To Make A Mixtape Without Looking Like A Creeper

November 7, 2012 – One tip for walking the non-stalker line on a mixtape: Steer clear of "Every Breath You Take."

Read Young Cellist With An Old Soul Plays Elgar, Elliott Carter

November 6, 2012 – Hear an excerpt from an excellent album of cellist Alisa Weilerstein playing music classic and new.

Composer Elliott Carter at the piano in 1989.

Watch Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

November 6, 2012 – The composer, who won two Pulitzers for his adventurous music, died in New York.


Gabriela Montero takes ideas from audience members to create on the spot improvisations.

Listen Pianist Gabriela Montero's Election Improv

November 5, 2012 – In concert, hear the pianist make up a tune on the spot featuring the two presidential candidates.


Little Ferry, N.J., photographed here Oct. 30, 2012, was one of the cities greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Watch Requiem For Sandy: What Music Gets You Through?

November 5, 2012 – In the midst of crisis, music can mitigate the pain. Tell us what you're listening to, post-Sandy.

The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer.

Watch Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

November 5, 2012 – The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, who has been compared to Adele, swept critics after her TV debut.


Cover art from the "Prisencolinensinainciusol" single, released in 1972. The song by Italian pop star Adriano Celentano became a hit in spite of its gibberish lyrics.

Watch It's Gibberish, But Italian Pop Song Still Means Something

November 4, 2012 – It's name is "Prisencolinensinainciusol." That's no typo; in fact, it's supposed to be English.


Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel participate in NBCUniversal's Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on Friday in New York City. Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi and Sting also performed. And now we're done talking about that.

Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now That Isn't About The Hurricane

November 3, 2012 – Read three music stories to divert and edify you while we all try to get back to normal.

A window-screen view toward conductor Marin Alsop's studio, badly damaged during the hurricane.

Read Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

November 3, 2012 – A conductor considers scores in her personal library that were struck by Hurricane Sandy.


Radio Tanzania archivist Bruno Nanguka stands with just a few of the 15,000 reel-to-reel tapes stored in the station's archives.

Read Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape

November 3, 2012 – A group is trying to save the station's archives, an irreplaceable document of East African history.


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