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At 15, George Li won a silver medal the Tchaikovsky Competition. Now, at 22, he

The young musician, whose career has begun to fully blossom, charts his own course, with successful stops at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Harvard University.

(Image credit: Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist)

4 days ago |
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John Corigliano and music director Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic

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

(Image credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Philharmonic)

7 days ago |
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Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya with her husband, Russian cellist, conductor and composer Mstislav Rostropovich in 1959.

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

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12 days ago |
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Jóhann Jóhannsson at KEXP.

To celebrate the life of the late Icelandic composer, we revisit his KEXP studio session from 2017.

(Image credit: Jim Beckmann/KEXP)

13 days ago |
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Jóhann Jóhannsson at the 2015 BAFTAs, where he was nominated for the music he composed for the film The Theory of Everything.

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

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15 days ago |
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Two of Florence Price

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

(Image credit: G. Nelidoff/Florence Price Papers, University or Arkansas Libraries)

16 days ago |
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Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

With a dream-like blend of electronics, acoustic instruments, high-tech software and voice overs, Anderson ruminates on loss and the meaning behind a devastating storm.

(Image credit: Laurie Anderson/Courtesy of the artist)

17 days ago |
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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

(Image credit: Lars Borges/Decca)

19 days ago |
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Kelsey Grammer onstage in the Los Angeles Opera production of Leonard Bernstein

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.

(Image credit: Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Los Angeles Opera)

22 days ago |
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Third Coast Percussion

Hear the group's subtle makeover of "Madeira River," a rippling portrait of one of the Amazon's grandest tributaries.

(Image credit: Saverio Truglia)

23 days ago |
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