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C.P.E. Bach: Mercurial Diversions For Uncertain Times

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In a new album of keyboard concertos, hear how J.S. Bach's son charted his own startling and original path in music that sparkles with unpredictability

Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76

April 28, 2020

The Grammy-winning American cellist had a wide-ranging career that spanned Bach to new music written by Augusta Read Thomas. His colleagues also treasured him as a generous musical collaborator.

Marin Alsop On Her Swing Orchestra And Stepping Down From The Baltimore Symphony

April 18, 2020

We learn all kinds of interesting things when we're at loose ends during a pandemic lockdown. Did you know that Baltimore Symphony Orchetsra Music Director Marin Alsop co-founded a swing band?

When Pandemics Arise, Composers Carry On

April 13, 2020

Plagues and epidemics are ages-old phenomena. They've triggered both fear and inspiration. NPR's Tom Huizenga surveys musical responses from composers over the centuries.

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April 8, 2020

Classical music opinionator Fran Hoepfner joins us to discuss the music that lifts her spirits during the coronavirus crisis.

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