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Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.

Read Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall

January 23, 2013 – The two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the 19th-century Parisian salon.

Read A Young Pianist Triumphs In Music From The Young 20th Century

September 26, 2012 – With a new album, a pianist again fulfills the promise of his Chopin Competition dominance.

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) ignored the old rules about how to write music and created a brave new world of sonic possibilities.

Listen Guest DJ: Decoding Debussy With Pierre-Laurent Aimard

August 22, 2012 – For the composer's sesquicentennial, a virtuoso selects favorite Debussy recordings.


["Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun In His Cubicle"] Claude Debussy, composer of Prelude To the Afternoon of a Faun, was born 150 years ago, Wednesday, Aug. 22. (Cartoon by Pablo Helguera)

Read Dilbert Does Debussy

August 17, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

The young pianist Inon Barnatan plays Debussy and Ravel with striking assurance.

Read Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White

August 5, 2012 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.


Read Alexei Lubimov's Debussy: Less Dreamy, More Dynamic

July 24, 2012 – Thanks to an old instrument in Brussels, a pianist discovered a new world of color and clarity.

Soprano Cheryl Barker (as Jenůfa) and tenor Peter Wedd (as Luca) sing in a production of Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa from Opera Australia.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Wading Into The 20th Century

April 18, 2012 – Opera reinvents itself in the hands of innovative composers facing a new century.

Conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas.

Read Around The Classical Internet: March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012 – Yiddish- and English-speaking mavericks, students too cool for middle school and much more.

Soprano Karita Mattila and pianist Martin Katz perform live at Carnegie Hall: December 10, 2011.

Watch Karita Mattila In Recital At Carnegie Hall WQXR

December 9, 2011 – A soprano who holds nothing back in an intimate program of French, Viennese and Finnish songs. WQXR

The Ebène Quartet plays everything from surf rock and jazz standards to Debussy and Ravel.

Listen Ebene Quartet: The Art Of The French String Quartet

July 13, 2011 – Hear the versatile group play Ravel, Debussy and Fauré at the Savannah Music Festival.


Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.

Watch Which Composer Is The Biggest Badass?

June 27, 2011 – An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate.

Can classical music get down and party?

Read From Bach To Satie: Jazz Takes On Classical Jazz24

May 10, 2011 – Can classical music get down and party? Some jazz musicians sure think so. Jazz24

The adventurous Ebene Quartet kicks off a week of live chamber music at the Greene Space at WQXR in New York.

Listen Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The Ebene Quartet WQXR

April 4, 2011 – The versatile string quartet plays a mix of music by Debussy, Miles Davis and Astor Piazzolla. WQXR


Janine Jansen's career took off when she released one of the first classical hits on iTunes.

Read Janine Jansen: Portrait Of A Rising Violinist

March 5, 2011 – The violinist was one of the first classical best-sellers on iTunes, and her career has grown since.



Listen Nicholas Cords Invites Debussy To Dinner

November 5, 2010 – The Brooklyn Rider violist finds an affinity with Claude Debussy's wide-spread artistic milieu.


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