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Soprano Veronica Cangemi with members of the Emsemble Matheus at their Zankel Hall performance on March 6, 2013.

Listen Ensemble Matheus At Carnegie Hall WQXR

March 6, 2013 – Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to works by Handel and Vivaldi. WQXR


Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read And RuPaul Is From Poulenc

January 4, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Composer Max Richter's new album takes on Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Read Max Richter Recomposes 'The Four Seasons'

November 21, 2012 – The composer has done a brave thing for any artist in any medium: He's messed with a classic.


"Sonochromatic cyborg" and artist Neil Harbisson — with the implanted device that converts color to sound — at his TED talk in Edinburgh last month.

Read Around The Classical Internet: July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 – Mozart in full Technicolor, band camp in Baltimore, and Mahler tans (?) in San Fran.

Baritone William Shimell sings the title role in Handel's opera  Hercules in Aix-en-Provence in 2004.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: The Age Of 'Serious Opera'

February 29, 2012 – The prescribed plots and extravagant music of Opera Seria dominated 18th-century opera.

Cloud and Light, by Tshio Hosokawa, was written for the ancient Japanes instrument called the sho.

Read Clouds, Concertos And A Trip To Fiji: New Classical Albums

December 11, 2011 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.


How we got the Four Seasons.

Read No Child Left Behind, Circa 1690

September 23, 2011 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux as the crazed title character in 'Orlando Furioso.'

Read Legacy Of An Epic: Vivaldi's 'Orlando Furioso' WDAV

July 22, 2011 – How Vivaldi — as well as Handel, Haydn and Rossini — made hits out of a single poem. WDAV


What's on your summer playlist?

Watch What Are Your Sounds Of Summer?

June 20, 2011 – Does your summer playlist try to match the rising mercury or beat the heat?

Tell us your secret Musical loves.

Watch Guilty Pleasures: What Music Are You Embarrassed To Love?

March 14, 2011 – Here's a chance for you to make public your private musical passions.

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.


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.


Listen Venice Baroque: Thriving On Vivaldi WGBH

December 3, 2009 – The Italian orchestra evangelizes for Vivaldi in a concert of his music at Boston's Emmanuel Church. WGBH


Listen Vivaldi: A Man For All Seasons

June 9, 2009 – The Venice Baroque Orchestra performs an animated rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.


Listen Love And Lunacy: Vivaldi's 'Orlando Furioso'

February 6, 2009 – Vivaldi's dazzling 1727 opera tells a story of sinister magic, true love and lost marbles.


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