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Violinist Daniel Hope takes his music of the spheres concept to the Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Watch Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition Q2

August 21, 2013 – Watch the celebrated violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights. Q2

Composer Marc Blitzstein (left) with Leonard Bernstein studying the score of a Blitzstein work during a 1947 recording session.

Read The Mid-Century American Symphony

August 20, 2013 – From William Grant Still to Marc Blitzstein, Harvard scholar Carol Oja explores American diversity.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Get High In Aspen

August 16, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace.

Read A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

August 15, 2013 – These Brahms and Mozart recordings convey natural refinement, balance and a kind of inward grace.


Charles Ives, better known as an insurance executive in his time, wrote innovative symphonies incorporating American folk and hymn tunes.

Watch An American Maverick Turns The Symphony On Its Head

August 15, 2013 – Follow the story of insurance executive Charles Ives, who forever changed American music.

Does this mean Josh Bell will start using "There She Is, Miss America" as an encore?

Watch Why Is One Of The World's Top Violinists Judging Miss America?

August 14, 2013 – Violinist and conductor Joshua Bell is going to be joining Lance Bass and a Shark Tank judge.

The Steinway Musical Instruments factory in Queens, N.Y.

Read Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager WNYC

August 14, 2013 – Ilya Marritz explains why the fairly healthy company is seeking a buyout in the first place. WNYC


Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz (right), vicaress general and music director for Dominican Sisters of Mary. On the group's new album, she plays organ and composed three selections.

Watch Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor

August 13, 2013 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary "bring other people into that space of prayer when we're singing."


David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin.

Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?

August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.


Anna Netrebko's Verdi comes out August 20.

Read First Listen: Anna Netrebko, 'Verdi'

August 11, 2013 – Hear the celebrated soprano's Verdi tribute, her first studio album in five years.

Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s.

Watch Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

August 11, 2013 – The mandolinist's latest project is a collection of pieces written by J.S. Bach in the early 1700s.


George Walker is considered the elder statesman of today's African-American composers.

Read The American Symphonic Legacy: Not Just For White Guys

August 10, 2013 – Recent developments have opened up the doors to composers who were once lost to history.


Regina Resnik as Ellen Orford in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in 1948.

Watch Versatile Opera Star, Director, Teacher Regina Resnik Dies at 90

August 9, 2013 – The Bronx native began her career early, then did it all — singing as both a soprano and a mezzo.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Throwing A Fit In F-Sharp

August 9, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Baritone Thomas Hampson takes his punches for opera on a BBC talk show.

Watch And in This Corner: A Baritone Fights For Opera On The BBC

August 6, 2013 – The celebrated singer Thomas Hampson found himself in a verbal boxing match on a recent talk show.

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