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Van Cliburn in concert in 1993.

Read Memories Of Van Cliburn From Medalists

March 4, 2013 – Van Cliburn competition winners remember the great pianist, who died last month at age 78.

Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

Read Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

February 14, 2013 – For ages composers have written love letters, but not with words on paper. Their language is music.


Read Trifonov's Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

September 18, 2012 – A blazingly talented young Russian pianist records the concerto that's become his calling card.

New categories at the 2012 Olympics.

Read Faster, Higher, Louder

July 27, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his "1812 Overture" in 1880.

Read The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

June 24, 2012 – Jan Swafford explains how a Russian composition became the theme song for American independence.


The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012.

Read Carnegie Hall Live: Pavel Haas Quartet WQXR

April 27, 2012 – Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet." WQXR

Violinist Daniel Hope (second from left) gathers fellow string players at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival for a concert of Russian chamber music.

Listen Savannah Music Festival's Russian Reminiscence

April 3, 2012 – Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.


Messiah vs. Nutcracker

Read Christmas Music: It's A Bout Time

December 16, 2011 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker.'

Read 'The Nutcracker' — Pirouettes With Popcorn

December 14, 2011 – Reflections on New York City Ballet's first HD simulcast at movie theaters nationwide.

Pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on October 11, 2011.

Read The Mariinsky Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR

October 11, 2011 – Valery Gergiev led a celebration of Russian music — and help introduce a promising pianist. WQXR

Bass Georgio Tozzi.

Read Bass Giorgio Tozzi Dies At 88

June 1, 2011 – The American singer enjoyed a career that stretched from the Metropolitan Opera to Hollywood.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel makes magic in Tchaikovsky's symphonic takes on Shakespeare plays.

Read Tchaikovsky, Meet The Bard: Gustavo Dudamel's New CD

March 23, 2011 – The dynamic conductor makes magic with Tchaikovsky's version of the Shakespeare's The Tempest.


Eugene Onegin

Listen Reversal of Fortune: Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' WDAV

December 3, 2010 – Tchaikovsky felt Eugene Onegin so deeply that it led him to an ill-fated marriage — and an opera. WDAV


The Nutcracker

Read First Listen: Simon Rattle Conducts 'The Nutcracker' APM

October 17, 2010 – A new recording by conductor Simon Rattle breathes life into this 120-year-old music. APM

On her new CD, Hilary Hahn pairs off concertos old and new.

Listen Hilary Hahn And Jennifer Higdon Chat

September 20, 2010 – Hilary Hahn and composer Jennifer Hidgon come together today for a live web chat at 12 noon, EST.


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