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What Do You Get When You Condense A Classical Concerto? Instaconcerto

July 22, 2016

In this age of Twitter and Snapchat, we boil essays down to 140 characters, and videos can be no more than a handful of seconds. But what about a classical concerto? Can it be boiled down?

David Cameron, Musical Muse?

July 13, 2016

An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes.

Song For A Pony And A Blue-Eyed Girl

July 6, 2016

Henryk Górecki's rather simple arrangement of a folk song from the Kurpie region of northeast Poland holds power beyond its purpose.

These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

July 1, 2016

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

June 27, 2016

The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.

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