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Pianist Yuja Wang playing Prokofiev's Toccata, Op. 11 at the Steinway and Sons factory in Queens, New York.

Watch On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles

February 19, 2014 – We took one of the world's most buzzed-about pianists to the Steinway factory in Queens.

Yuja Wang at NPR's studio in Washington, D.C.

Read Yuja Wang: Rooted In Diligence, Inspired By Improvisation

December 2, 2013 – The pianist says she hears a connection between "Rach 3" and improvisations from the late Art Tatum.


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is facing budget battles, and the shame of being silenced while backing a pop group.

Read Agitation In Atlanta, Luck In London And John Cage On The A Train

August 17, 2012 – The Atlanta Symphony struggles, a one-handed pianist graduates and the music of John Cage continues.

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.

Listen Guest DJ Leif Ove Andsnes' Liszt List

October 20, 2011 – Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.


Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and his compatriot Gustavo Dudamel, together in Caracas.

Listen Around The Classical Internet: August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011 – From huge artist fees to one tiny concert dress: all the classical news that's fit to link.


One of our favorite albums so far this year is by violinist and composer Todd Reynolds.

Listen NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

June 15, 2011 – Discover our favorite classical picks from 2011's first half, and vote for a few of your own.


Yuja Wang

Listen Yuja Wang: A Pinch-Hitter Takes The Lead

January 23, 2010 – The Beijing-born pianist says she started tinkering with the instrument when she was about 6.


Listen Playing Tchaikovsky On Spring Break

March 14, 2007 – After just two rehearsals, Wang wowed audiences and critics.


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