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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is one of hundreds of British arts organizations whose budgets were cut.

Watch Merry Old England? Not So For Some In The Arts

March 31, 2011 – Wednesday's Arts funding cuts in Britain have bruised more than a few budgets.

Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova bring rarely performed music by Myaskovsky to the WGBH studio.

Listen Cellist Wendy Warner In A Russian Mood WGBH

March 22, 2011 – The former Rostropovich student plays little-known music by Myaskovsky and more at WGBH in Boston. WGBH

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Beethoven: your spiritual guide to the classical internet.

Read Ludwig's Links: What News Would Beethoven Read? Mar. 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 – The week in classical music: a new photo of Chopin and nore discussion of James Levine.

Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel

Read Dudamel At The Movies: Mixed Reactions On The Morning After

January 10, 2011 – The L.A. Philharmonic's uneven debut cinecast proved that the orchestra is still the star.

Claudio Abbado conducts Fidelio

Listen Strife and Salvation: Beethoven's 'Fidelio' WDAV

January 7, 2011 – In Beethoven's only opera, a daring hero risks all to save her imprisoned husband. WDAV

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Nashville Symphony cellists

Listen The Nashville Symphony In Concert APM

January 6, 2011 – Celebrate the orchestra's return to its concert hall with music by Beethoven and Mozart. APM

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Watch Best Musical Moments Of 2010: Tim Munro's Barefoot Fiddler

December 10, 2010 – The eighth blackbird flutist was floored after hearing the fiery violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Courtney Lewis

Listen A Thrilling Ride With Boston's Discovery Ensemble WGBH

November 11, 2010 – Hear the young orchestra play Beethoven and Martinu with power and gusto at the WGBH Studio. WGBH

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Spira Mirabilis

Watch Random Acts Of Classical Music

November 10, 2010 – Flash concerts have grown popular in the past year as a way to reach a wider audience.

Jennifer Higdon

Listen Dinner With The Dead: Jennifer Higdon's Date With Beethoven

November 3, 2010 – The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer would like to pore over a few scores with Beethoven.

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Watch Strange Arrangements: Beethoven With A Salsa Beat

October 27, 2010 – See Beethoven's 5th symphony move to a mambo rhythm, and hear other classical transformations.

Beethoven toddler

Watch Dudamel Beware: 3-Year-Old Conducts Beethoven's 5th

October 25, 2010 – And a little child shall lead them: See a 3-year-old's take on conducting.

The cast of Glee

Listen Casting Call: When 'Glee' Goes Opera

October 5, 2010 – What would happen if the popular TV show about singing took a plunge into opera?

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Listen 2010 Gramophone Award Winners Announced

October 4, 2010 – The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.

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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.

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