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Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

June 16, 2020

Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.

New York Philharmonic's Clarinetist Takes Two Knees To Protest Racism

June 15, 2020

The New York Philharmonic's Anthony McGill, a Black clarinetist, went viral in a YouTube video protesting racism in the U.S.

Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice

June 4, 2020

With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.

C.P.E. Bach: Mercurial Diversions For Uncertain Times

May 11, 2020

In a new album of keyboard concertos, hear how J.S. Bach's son charted his own startling and original path in music that sparkles with unpredictability

Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76

April 28, 2020

The Grammy-winning American cellist had a wide-ranging career that spanned Bach to new music written by Augusta Read Thomas. His colleagues also treasured him as a generous musical collaborator.

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