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Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Psy Opera

February 8, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

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.

Fathers have played an important role in shaping musical history.

Watch Tracing The Trail Of Musical Fathers

June 15, 2012 – Commentator Miles Hoffman introduces a few famous dads whose children became master musicians.


 Clockwise from upper left: Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, The Mountain Goats, Suzanne Vega.

Read The Speak-Singing Debate: Just Sing The Damn Song!

April 3, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton debate the polarizing and hard-to-define art of "speak-singing."


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 Veronique Gens and tenor Joseph Kaiser star in a production of Gluck's Alceste at the 2010 Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Popping Opera's Bloated Bubble

March 8, 2012 – The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer.

The Musical Education Of Augustus Gloop.

Read The Musical Education Of Augustus Gloop

March 2, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Lorin Maazel conducting Mozart's Symphony No. 40 — with no score — live at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2012.

Read The Vienna Philharmonic At Carnegie Hall WQXR

March 1, 2012 – Lorin Maazel leads Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Wagner's 'Ring' whittled down to 70 minutes. WQXR

Know your rallentando from your accelerando? Opera singers must follow the composer's musical road signs.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Musical Signposts

February 1, 2012 – Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.

Soprano Patricia Ciofi sings an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Arias, Odds And Ends

January 25, 2012 – The skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.

A 1791 painting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on his deathbed, surrounded by his wife and friends.

Read Deathbed Music: The Final Works Of Famous Composers

January 8, 2012 – Mozart, Beethoven and others wrote bold, uncharacteristic pieces during their last days on Earth.


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.

Violist Nicholas Cords likes his Japanese soba noodles on the quiet side.

Read Nicholas Cords: Soba And Silence

November 23, 2011 – Brooklyn Rider's intrepid violist finds a perfect musical partner for his favorite Japanese food.

Operatic tenor Joseph Calleja has a passion for music, food and wine.

Read A Maltese Thanksgiving With Tenor Joseph Calleja

November 21, 2011 – The celebrated tenor pairs music and wine with three seasonal dishes from his home country.

The Emerson String Quartet.

Read Mozart Quartets Fit For A King

October 18, 2011 – Hear the superb Emerson String Quartet — in their 35th year together — play Mozart.


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