Watch one of today's top string quartets delve deep at a Brooklyn bookstore to play the dark-hued second movement of Felix Mendelssohn's Op. 80 string quartet.
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The popular and prize-winning play Doubt has already been transformed into an award-winning film. Now, the Minnesota Opera is premiering an operatic version of the tricky morality play. Doubt's playwright describes the new project as the "fullest telling" of his work.
The guitarist plays the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla in a session with host Michael Feinstein.
For two decades, Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has searched for and resurrected works of music written in World War II concentration, labor and POW camps. He wants to fill the hole the Holocaust left in Europe's musical history and document the triumph of creativity over brutality.
Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Anne Akiko Meyer's newest super-pricey fiddle and leadership changes from the Munich Philharmonic to the London Symphony to The New York Times. Plus: Classical music might be good for your heart and a demonstration of teamwork but still detrimental to your safety behind the wheel.
A new study from London Metropolitan University in the U.K. posits that classical music makes for unsafe driving — that it's safer to listen to hip-hop or heavy metal than Handel, Haydn or Holst.
Two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the late 19th-century Parisian salon, telling stories and singing songs by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Debussy. Both artists love singing in French and the language falls beautifully on their voices.
The Pulitzer Prize winner has written pieces inspired by places as far flung as Venice, New Hampshire and a monastery in the mountains of Northern Spain. These dramatically diverse locations spawned picturesque musical ideas ranging from classical to jazz to klezmer.
"With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come." Those words, from President Obama's first inaugural address, have been set to music on a new album. Celebrating the American Spirit also features Broadway star Kelli O'Hara singing Bernstein.
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