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Classical Music News

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

Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The musician, songwriter, composer and producer has made a name for himself by playing with the likes of Amanda Palmer.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra And Musicians Continue To Clash As New Season Approaches

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

After nearly a year, the 103-year-old orchestra's musicians and management are still at odds over a new contract. Its new season is scheduled to begin on Saturday.

Marian Anderson: The Most Modest Trailblazer

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Black contralto put European art music and African-American spirituals in parity — and in her art, paved the way for generations of singers after her, both inside and outside classical music.

Tragic Fire Sparks Julia Wolfe's Latest Look At American Labor History

Monday, August 26, 2019

On her new album, Fire in My Mouth, the Pulitzer-winning composer documents the tragedy behind New York City's 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

New Operas Look To The Black Experience In America

Monday, August 26, 2019

Three major opera companies debuted operas this summer, all written by and starring African Americans.

John Williams And Anne-Sophie Mutter, 2 Geniuses For The Price Of One

Saturday, August 24, 2019

John Williams is an honored film composer, but he began as an arranger. Williams is now arranging again, this time with the acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on the album Across the Stars.

Kian Soltani: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 16, 2019

Watch a young cellist on the rise, offering music of virtuosity, sweet lyricism and a little fire from his Persian roots.

In a Family Filled With Musicians, A Young Pianist Finds Her Voice

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Isata Kanneh-Mason, one of seven siblings in a British family bursting with promising music careers, showcases the long-overlooked music of Clara Schumann on her debut.

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