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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the audience at Milan's La Scala opera house where he heard a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Watch Benedict And Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope's Musical Life

February 27, 2013 – With retirement imminent, the Pope will have more time to indulge in his love of music.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Every Time Quasthoff Sings An Angel Gets His Wings

December 14, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places.

Listen From Schubert To Hendrix: Guest DJ Matt Haimovitz

November 15, 2012 – Hear an eclectic mix of music as the adventurous cellist spins his favorites in the studio.


Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Next On CBS — 'Survivor: Tanglewood'

July 20, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

The Takacs Quartet played Bartok and Schubert last week at the Savannah Music Festival.

Listen Takacs Quartet: Schubert Meets Bartok

April 3, 2012 – The revered group plays intricate Bartók and passionate Schubert at the Savannah Music Festival.


Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) in the second installment of Guy Ritchie's steampunk action-mystery franchise.

Read Sherlock Holmes And The Adventure In Good Music

December 28, 2011 – Can only movie villains love classical music? The new Sherlock Holmes flick turns around a trope.

Tenor Mark Padmore (right) and pianist Paul Lewis have teamed up again for the songs of Franz Schubert.

Read The Final Songs Of Franz Schubert

December 6, 2011 – Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis find the bitterness between Schubert's deceivingly sweet lines.

Side effects may include herzschmerz und wehmut.

Read Side Effects May Include Weltschmerz Und Herzleiden

November 4, 2011 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Conductor Ivan Fischer leads his Budapest Festival Orchestra in a program of Bartok and Schubert live at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, Oct. 29.

Read The Budapest Festival Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR

October 27, 2011 – Ivan Fischer conducted a songful symphony by Schubert and a finger-twisting concerto by Bartok. WQXR


Jan Vogler, cellist and artistic director of the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden, Germany.

Read Schubert's Trout Variations Find New Expressions

September 2, 2011 – Cellist Jan Vogler solicited playful, personal variations on this famous chamber music staple.


Matthew Polenzani.

Listen A Listener's Guide To Schubert's 'Die Schone Mullerin' WGBH

August 11, 2011 – Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle. WGBH


Music by Bach helped launch the unusual career of Simone Dinnerstein.

Listen Simone Dinnerstein Communes With Bach

July 13, 2011 – Hear the pianist play Bach and Schubert in recital at the Savannah Music Festival.


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines.

Listen Guest DJ: Simone Dinnerstein

April 13, 2011 – Hear the pianist pick favorite recordings, from Lorraine Hunt Lieberson to Leonard Cohen.


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