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Classical Music News

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

After Criticism, Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Female Composers To Its New Season

Thursday, August 2, 2018

America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had zero.

On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Written in the thick of WWII, Aaron Copland's piece seems to have hope woven between its notes. Mandalit del Barco asks why so many who hear it, from presidents to prog rockers, are still so moved.

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