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Classical Music News

Classical Music News

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

Organist Cameron Carpenter Is Breaking Pipes And Stereotypes

Friday, January 13, 2017

The virtuoso organist tells Here & Now's Robin Young about why he is on a mission to change the whole organ world.

Japanese Rock Star Yoshiki Goes Classical At Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Japanese composer, pianist and drummer joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about his life in music.

Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A Two-Bedroom Apartment

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Beth Morrison is not your typical moneyed arts patron — but over the past decade, she's managed to gather the funding and venue support to produce works by some of today's most innovative composers.

Georges Prêtre, A Conductor With A 70-Year Career, Dies At 92

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The veteran musician specialized in French repertoire and collaborated with some of the world's most famous opera singers, including Maria Callas.

Listening To Beethoven's 'Eroica' As A New President Takes Office

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner joins Here & Now's Robin Young to explain what was revolutionary about Beethoven's "Eroica," and how it's relevant during a transition of leadership.

Ben Johnston Hears The Notes Between The Notes

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The composer's string quartets are known for their use of microtones — and their extreme technical difficulty. Just in time for his 90th birthday, The Kepler Quartet has finally recorded them all.

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