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December 7, 2019

For nearly 200 years, Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful "Ode to Joy," has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.

Famed Conductor Mariss Jansons Has Died, Age 76

December 2, 2019

One of classical music's most beloved and widely heard conductors died Saturday. Born in secret in Nazi-occupied Latvia, he went on to a stunning international career.

The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius

December 2, 2019

Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.

19th-Century Composer Louise Farrenc's 'Defiant' 3rd Symphony Is Worth A Listen

November 27, 2019

We talk about the daring third symphony of Louise Farrenc, a 19th-century French composer who made her mark then but is little known now.

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November 22, 2019

Black Violin's new album is called "Take The Stairs."

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