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The neoclassical minimalist composer follows up a lauded new record with a quiet batch of castaways. (Image credit: Alexander Schneider/Courtesy o...
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Watch the Chicago-based ensemble conjure otherworldly sounds from steel pipes, tuned cowbells and a bowl that sings. (Image credit: Claire Harbage...
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Three women — a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, and a vice president of opera programming — join NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a conversation about haras...
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The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27. (Image credit: Kate Mount/Courtesy of the artist)
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Watch the moving performance from 19-year-old award-winner during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Image credit: YouTube)
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Their allegations against the former Metropolitan Opera conductor were made public in a counter lawsuit filed by the Met on Friday in New York. (I...
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Saoirse Ronan stars in the new film On Chesil Beach , based on the story by Ian McEwan. Ronan and McEwan talk with NPR's Scott Simon, and joke abo...
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Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, the film tells the story of a troubled honeymoon. The new bride is a violinist in a string quartet; the music was...
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With a voice of gleaming steel that soared effortlessly above 100-piece orchestras, Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, who was born 100 years...
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In the early 1980s, hearing the work of the avant-garde guitarist for the first time — familiar sounds layered into something overwhelming and powe...
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Watch percussionist Doug Perkins power through a sizzling new piece, enhanced with a little aluminum wrap. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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The composer and guitarist who merged noise and art music in sheer walls of sound died on May 13. His collaborators included a huge range of artist...
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A founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Marks inspired fellow musicians with his blend of "playfulness and gravity."...
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Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation...
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A study released by the Musicians' Union in the U.K. says that many musicians with full-time, salaried jobs are struggling to pay their bills. Two-...
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A world premiere recording of a new piano concerto by Philip Glass sits comfortably beside a Bach classic. (Image credit: Richard Guérin/Courtesy ...
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Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of Tchaikovsky to l...
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A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself. (Imag...
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Stephanie Richards' trumpet sounds like deep space wrapped around your head, a flood in the endless void. (Image credit: Chris Weiss/Courtesy of t...
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The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the work Tuesday at Carnegie Hall. He based the composition on recorded sounds, including the sizzle of a c...
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