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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.

What happens when musicians slow the music way down?

Read How Slow Can You Go?

August 20, 2012 – It's good to take it easy during these dog days of summer. But how slow is too slow?

Violinist Gil Shaham.

Read Carnegie Hall Live: The Cleveland Orchestra Plays Brahms And Shostakovich WQXR

May 23, 2012 – Violinist Gil Shaham joined Franz Welser-Möst and the orchestra in an exciting, unusual program. WQXR

 In Classical Music, Every Day's A Holiday.

Read In Classical Music, Every Day's A Holiday

February 10, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Vocal duets by Brahms took pianist Jonathan Biss by surprise.

Read Jonathan Biss Uncovers A Brahms Blind Spot

February 7, 2012 – The pianist thought he knew his Brahms, but then he heard something completely unfamiliar.

Pianist Alessio Bax has a passion for Bach and Rachmaninoff.

Listen The Poetry And Power Of Pianist Alessio Bax APM

November 10, 2011 – From delicate Bach to thundering Rachmaninoff, hear the young pianist perform in the APM studio. APM


Violinist David McCarroll, pianist Richard Goode and cellist Andrew Janss rehearse Brahms at the 2011 Marlboro Festival in Vermont.

Read Why Rehearsals Matter At Marlboro WQXR

August 3, 2011 – At the 60-year-old festival, young players dive deeply into practicing with the veterans. WQXR

Van Cliburn presents Christopher Shih with the First Place prize for winning the Sixth  International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas.

Read Maryland Doctor Wins Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition

June 5, 2011 – Hear gastroenterologist Christopher Shih's final-round performance of music by Brahms.


Up close and very personal: young listeners get a taste of classical music at New York's Baby Got Bach.

Read Crayons, Jam Sessions And Duck Quacks

May 19, 2011 – How pianist Orli Shaham coaxes preschoolers to take in Bach, Schumann and Ravel.

Shai Wosner

Listen Shai Wosner's Rich, Transparent Piano Sound

December 30, 2010 – Wosner has been performing to critical acclaim for years, but he has just made his debut album.


Conductor Simon Rattle

Read Hey, Sir DJ: Simon Rattle Picks His Favorites

October 21, 2010 – Hear the Berlin Philharmonic conductor's handpicked favorites from three decades.

Christoph Eschenbach

Listen Christoph Eschenbach: Husband To A Hundred

October 2, 2010 – The conductor, who could never be accused of blandness, finds a new home in Washington, D.C.


Listening to, and falling in love, with music.

Listen Classical Fans Tell Stories Of 'First Loves'

September 23, 2010 – Name your first favorite piece of classical music? The query launched a blog and a flood of stories.


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?

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