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From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

John Corigliano On Composing At 80: 'An Adagio Is What I Look For'

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

With a Pulitzer, an Oscar, five Grammys and over 100 works to his credit, the American composer is still hard at work.

Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, commentator Miles Hoffman highlights the most notable of classical music couples.

Oscar-Nominated Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies At 48

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The renowned film composer, who scored Arrival and The Theory of Everything, died Friday in Berlin, Germany.

Songs We Love: Florence Price, 'Violin Concerto No. 2'

Friday, February 9, 2018

Like her violin concertos, which were recently rediscovered in an abandoned house, Florence Price's undervalued reputation is undergoing some richly deserved restoration.

A Teenage Cellist Celebrates Bob Marley

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Watch the young British sensation Sheku Kanneh-Mason's lovely, classical-inspired take on "No Woman, No Cry."

Frasier At The Opera: Kelsey Grammer Stars In 'Candide'

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The actor best known as Dr. Frasier Crane discusses his first opera performance, as Dr. Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein's Candide at the Los Angeles Opera.

'Tabasco' Opera Makes Fiery Return in New Orleans

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Orleans conductor Paul Mauffray lifts the lid on a hot sauce opera that had been bottled up for a century. The show ran on Broadway in the late 1800s, and yes, it's about Tabasco.

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