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A chestnut tree grove in autumn

Listen Fall Is In The Air: Songs For The Changing Season

September 22, 2010 – When the leaves begin to turn, musical tastes can also shift. What's on your perfect fall playlist?

Conductor Marin Alsop

Listen First Loves: Conductor Marin Alsop - Bowled Over By Brahms

September 13, 2010 – The Baltimore Symphony conductor recalls the moment she fell in love with being a musician.


Violinist Midori plays a key role in educating young people about classical music.

Listen Midori's Far-Reaching Message Of Music APM

August 17, 2010 – Hear the busy concert violinist play Bach, Hindemith and Brahms in the APM studio. APM


Spoleto USA musicians

Listen Band Of Gypsies: Haydn And Brahms At Spoleto Festival

June 16, 2010 – Charleston, S.C., plays host to Gypsy-inspired sounds at the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA.


Read Hitting The Sweet Spot: Best Classical Of 2009 WGBH

December 18, 2009 – Hear today's top classical musicians revisit the music they know and love best. WGBH

Read First Listen: Brahms In Berlin, The Symphonies APM

September 29, 2009 – Hear conductor Simon Rattle lead the Berlin Philharmonic in all four symphonies by Brahms. APM

German Composer Johannes Brahms.

Listen Appealing To The Masses: Brahms' Requiem

September 8, 2009 – Hear conductor Otto Klemperer's soulful rendering of Brahms' personal and rapturous Requiem.


In the final movement of his Fourth Symphony, Johannes Brahms releases a pent-up tide of emotion.

Listen Brahms' 4th Symphony At Full Strength

August 11, 2009 – Hear conductor Carlos Kleiber bring out all the pent-up emotions in Brahms' final symphony.


Listen Brahms' French Horn Of Plenty, In Concert WVXU

April 23, 2009 – Hear the composer's lyrical Horn Trio in concert with soloist John Zirbel and Gil and Orli Shaham. WVXU


Listen Brahms' Best: The Violin Concerto

March 31, 2009 – Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's live performance is intense, angry and soaringly gorgeous.


Listen Insults And Praise On The Classical Campaign

October 23, 2008 – Politicians aren't the only ones to use their influence to alter public opinion about their rivals.


Read Leon Fleisher: A Piano Legend At 80

July 23, 2008 – On his birthday, hear Fleisher's best recordings, chosen by Pulitzer-winning critic Tim Page.

Listen Navigating Through the Toscanini Maze WNYC

March 25, 2008 – Sara Fishko tackles the immense web of musical history left behind by the great conductor. WNYC


Listen Essay: Reflecting on Living History

November 7, 2007 – NPR's Nina Totenberg describes recent experiences that made her aware of living history.


Read Baltimore's Confident New Conductor

September 26, 2007 – Marin Alsop ushers in a new era for the 91-year-old Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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