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Read Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec's Sense Of Place
January 22, 2013 – The Pulitzer Prize winner composer has written appealing pieces inspired by far flung locations.
Listen As Bell Ringers Chime In, A Laptop Musician Branches Out
January 15, 2013 – Pantha du Prince collaborates with The Bell Laboratory on his latest album, Elements of Light.
Read Classical Lost and Found: The Lighter Side Of Vissarion Shebalin
January 15, 2013 – A Soviet composer's fortunes swayed with the dictates of the regime, from success to condemnation.
Listen Grant Green: The 'Holy Barbarian' Of St. Louis Jazz
January 11, 2013 – An album recording of the guitarist from 1959 captures the thrilling sound of Midwestern jazz.
Listen 'Nashville' Soundtrack Stands On Its Own
Read Leonidas Kavakos: Letting Beethoven Shine
Listen The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop
Read In January's Drought, Three Albums Worth Waiting For
January 3, 2013 – January is a slow month for new albums. Still, we offer an exclusive sampler of unreleased treats.
Listen Homeboy Sandman: A Rapper Leaves Law Behind
Listen Tunes To 'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard' To
Read When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer
December 18, 2012 – Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès shine in a recital of disparate pieces.
Watch The Boogers And Play Date Make Punk Rock For Kids
Listen Ke$ha: A 'Warrior' In Search Of Legitimacy
Watch Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'
December 11, 2012 – The star traverses the pop landscape, pulling in far-flung influences and making them his own.
Listen Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts