Classical Notes
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Classics in Concert
Beaux Arts Trio Bids Farewell
Led by founding member Menahem Pressler, the Beaux Arts Trio performs an emotion-laden final U.S. concert at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the venue where the ensemble got its start 53 years ago.
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Music Lists
Easy Listening For Uneasy Listeners
Work is nothing more than eight hours of stress, with a lunch break in the middle. You find it's getting easier than ever to fly off the handle, even when the cause is as benign as a lack of hazelnut creamer in the coffee line. Don't reach for the Alka-Seltzer or Prozac. Instead, these five tunes will ease your toughest day on the job just fine.
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Music Interviews & Profiles
Lang Lang: A Life In Music, So Far
The 26-year-old superstar pianist describes his drive to be the best in the world and performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in our studios.
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World of Opera
Placido Domingo Conducts 'Don Giovanni'
Is Don Giovanni the greatest opera of them all, as some have suggested? That's hard to say, but Mozart's brilliant combination of stark human tragedy and realistic comedy features music of limitless genius, and a drama that lives up to the score.
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Music Interviews & Profiles
John Adams Composes An American Life
There probably isn't a major symphony orchestra in the U.S. -- or abroad -- that hasn't played the music of John Adams. His distinctive sound has made Richard Nixon sing and won a Pulitzer Prize. His new autobiography, Hallelujah Junction, reveals an American composer's history.
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