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Listen Robert Schumann: Music Amid The Madness

June 21, 2008 – Conductor Marin Alsop muses on her fascination with music by the mentally unstable Robert Schumann.

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Listen Dvorak's Symphonic Journey to the 'New World'

April 18, 2008 – The Czech composer pours his heart into perhaps the finest symphony made in America.

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Read Marin Alsop's Symphonic Sleuthing

February 2, 2008 – The Baltimore Symphony conductor's penchant for forensics inspires a musical investigation.

Listen Mountain Music: Alsop Leads the 'Alpine Symphony'

November 4, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop takes a trek up Richard Strauss' majestic "Alpine Symphony."

Listen Breaking Through to Bartok

September 14, 2007 – Bela Bartok's discovery of folk music would be the defining factor in developing his unique style.

Listen Marin Alsop: Orbiting the Symphonies of Brahms

July 14, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop discovers an entire symphonic universe in the four symphonies by Brahms.

Listen Rimsky-Korsakov Lets the Symphony Tell the Story

May 12, 2007 – Conductor Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony tell the tale of Scheherazade.

Listen Getting Hooked on the 'Rite' Sound

March 23, 2007 – Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, with its whiplash rhythms, continues to thrill audiences.

Listen Mahler's Fifth Symphony: The Everest of Music

February 9, 2007 – Mahler's epic symphonies were vehicles for him to express his beliefs and pose questions.

Listen 'Too Hot to Handel': A Modern 'Messiah'

December 23, 2006 – While talking to friends, Marin Alsop realized that Handel's "Messiah" desperately needed an update.

Listen Love, Lust and Drinking Stir 'Carmina'

November 11, 2006 – The music mixes huge forces and a single voice, juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease.

Listen Hearing History in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

September 23, 2006 – Marin Alsop reflects on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, who was born 100 years ago Monday.

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