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Classical Music News

Classical Music News

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

Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie'

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Baltimore Symphony music director Marin Alsop traces her discovery of the rollicking 75-minute symphony and the man behind the music.

For Opera Singers, Life After Retirement — At Least At One Very Special Rest Home

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi and funded by royalties from his popular operas, Casa Verdi in Milan opened a century ago as a home for opera musicians in their golden years.

For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Composers of color have long had to compete with dead white men for space on the concert stage. A new project, spearheaded by Rachel Barton Pine, seeks to correct that for the next generation.

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