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Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist.

Listen The Conductor Who Gained Power By Giving It Up

April 17, 2013 – Colin Davis was completely at peace with himself, a confidence that radiated like a sacred aura.


Morton Subotnick in his studio.

Watch Morton Subotnick's Practice Space Q2

April 17, 2013 – Get a glimpse of the first ever analog synthesizer and take a tour of the couple's New York home. Q2

The late trumpeter Bud Herseth,  former principal player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years.

Watch Appreciating A Pillar Of The Chicago Sound: Trumpeter Bud Herseth

April 16, 2013 – The legendary trumpeter spent 53 years as principal in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Caroline Shaw, winner of this year's music Pulitzer, performing with the ACME ensemble in New York in September 2012.

Watch Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music

April 15, 2013 – The youthful composer, violinist and vocalist is one of just a handful of female musician winners.

A diva on the town finds her way to NPR's new headquarters.

Read Maria Callas On The Move: A Diva Does D.C.

April 15, 2013 – After a week on the town, NPR Music's cut-out Diva-in-Residence arrives at our new headquarters.

The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968.

Watch Remembering Colin Davis, A Conductor Beloved Late In Life

April 14, 2013 – The knighted English conductor who won three Grammys died at age 85 on Sunday.

Rudolph Cronau's drawing of Wagner's opera house, Bayreuth, flanked by his birthplace (left) and place of death.

Read Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner

April 13, 2013 – For the bicentennial of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop rethinks Wagner.


Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Portrait Of The Heldentenor As A Young Man

April 12, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet launches a farewell tour and serenades Boston with a final concert.

Watch Tokyo String Quartet Bids Boston A Bittersweet Farewell WGBH

April 10, 2013 – After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble calls it quits, leaving Boston with music by Haydn and Ravel. WGBH


Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Cristina Pato perform during Ma's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center.

Watch Can Yo-Yo Ma Fix The Arts?

April 9, 2013 – In a recent lecture on the arts, the eclectic cellist made a plea for the power of diversity.

Dr. Arnold Rosen (Brian Markinson) and Sylvia Rosen (Linda Cardellini) celebrate New Year's Eve with Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as the sixth season of Mad Men opens.

Read Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo

April 8, 2013 – Chopin's music had a cameo in the AMC series' sixth-season opener.

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.


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