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Violinist Bronislaw Huberman in a 1900 photo, taken when he was 18 years old.

Watch How A Violinist Saved 1,000 Jews In World War II

April 4, 2013 – The story of violinist Bronisław Huberman and his heroic efforts inspired a new documentary film.

Robert Ward won a Pulitzer for bringing Arthur Miller's play The Crucible to the opera stage.

Watch Remembering Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Robert Ward

April 3, 2013 – The composer is best remembered for his operatic retelling of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.

Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.

Listen Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

April 2, 2013 – Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.


Local musicians upstage the Lochlannach Philharmonic by releasing their own recording.

Listen Lochlannach Phil Lockout Jump-Started By Kickstarter

April 1, 2013 – A beloved regional orchestra in Minnesota goes from pro to am — with surprising results.


President Barack Obama helps a young participant roll an egg during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 9, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Watch Marching To 'Easter Monday On The White House Lawn'

April 1, 2013 – One of John Philip Sousa's happiest marches depicts the day each year when kids rule in Washington.

Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks.

Read Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

April 1, 2013 – A soprano and a jazz composer explore work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.


Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman.

Watch Jace Clayton Revives A Forgotten Voice From New York's Vanguard

March 29, 2013 – Clayton's new album is a tribute to Julius Eastman, a singular composer who burned out too early.


Aladdin's magic lamp.

Watch Marches Madness: Rubbing Aladdin's Lamp

March 29, 2013 – Carl Nielsen composed stunningly original music for a theatrical version of the Aladdin story.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Mozart's K. 401

March 29, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Steven Spielberg and John Williams confer during a break in rehearsal at Symphony Hall on Feb. 21, 1998 in Boston. Tom Hanks stands in back.

Watch Marches Madness: Spielberg's Symphonist

March 28, 2013 – See John Williams conduct the Boston Pops in the jolly march from the comedy 1941.

This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945.

Read The Good Friday 5: Musical Passion Stories You Must Hear

March 28, 2013 – Before Easter, hear five powerful and diverse musical portrayals of Jesus' last days.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge processing out of their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.

Watch Marches Madness: Royal Wedding Edition

March 26, 2013 – Hear the march that accompanied the wedding of William and Kate — and Charles and Diana.

An engraving of Moses crossing the Red Sea by 19th-century German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld.

Read Beyond 'Dayenu': What's Your Music Of Liberation?

March 25, 2013 – With the beginning of Passover, we're on a search for music that's right for Seder.

Edwin Bagley's popular march, National Emblem, was rescued from the trash can.

Watch Marches Madness: From Trash Can To Flagpole

March 25, 2013 – One of America's best-loved marches, the National Emblem, was almost thrown away.

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night.

Read Merritt And Dinnerstein: Bridging Their Worlds

March 23, 2013 – The new album Night is the collaborative effort of an alt-country singer and a classical pianist.


Composer, choreographer, filmmaker and vocalists Meredith Monk performs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Watch Marches Madness: A Dancer's Joy

March 22, 2013 – Meredith Monk's march lives up to its "Light" name — it's a pure distillation of joy.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read The Unannounced Symphony

March 22, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

The late American mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens in her signature role as Carmen.

Watch Remembering Risë Stevens, A Star Of Opera And Pop Culture

March 21, 2013 – The mezzo with the smoky, sultry voice defined Carmen for generations. Stevens died Wednesday at 99.

Mahler's ironic funeral march, in his first symphony, was inspired by this woodcut of forest animals bearing the hunter to his grave.

Watch Marches Madness: Mahler's Twisted Nursery Rhyme

March 21, 2013 – Crafting a funeral march out of a children's song made Mahler's very first symphony a game changer.

We have a 1921 Iowa state law to thank for an increased interest in band music.

Watch Marches Madness: Hurray For Taxes!

March 20, 2013 – Hear a Wisconsin band play the Iowa Band Law March, which celebrates municipal support of music.

Mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry (center) in a 2010 production of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha at the Châtelet Theater in Paris.

Watch Marches Madness: High-Stepping To Scott Joplin

March 19, 2013 – Scott Joplin's only opera ends with a slow march that's "happy as a bird in June."

Lisa Batiashvili plays the Stradivarius used to help birth Brahms' great Violin Concerto in D.

Read Music We Love Now: New Albums Of Bach, Beethoven And Brahms

March 19, 2013 – New albums of music by the "Three Bs" prove going back to basics has its advantages.

For his zany opera The Love for Three Oranges, Prokofiev wrote a little march that made it big.

Watch Marches Madness: Freshly Squeezed Oranges In 4/4 Time

March 18, 2013 – An opera about oranges offers a jaunty little march and one of Prokofiev's best-loved melodies.

A coach and high school students work on Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to St. Mark with the composer (right) in November 2012.

Watch How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?

March 17, 2013 – An Argentine composer's vivid Passion According to St. Mark presents "a Latin American Jesus."


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