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Classical Music News

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

Conversation Between The Keys: Víkingur Ólafsson Meets Debussy And Rameau

Friday, March 27, 2020

On his new album, the rising pianist once called "Iceland's Glenn Gould" offers a dialogue between two radical French composers born nearly 200 years apart.

Cello Maestro Yo-Yo Ma Provides Musical Solace

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Yo-Yo Ma has been tweeting music using the hashtag #SongsOfComfort.

DJ Session: Classical Music For Troubled Times

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Here are five inspiring classical music tracks to get us through these chaotic times.

'This Is Why We Play': Amid Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra Livestreams Beethoven

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra has shuttered its doors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin reflects on their final performance — streamed for people at home.

Performing Arts And Cultural Organizations Close Their Doors Due To Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Arts and cultural events and institutions across the country are announcing cancellations and closures, including SXSW in Austin, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Plácido Domingo And London's Royal Opera House Announce 'Mutual' Cancellations

Friday, March 6, 2020

The star singer, who has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, will not be singing in a production of Verdi's Don Carlo this summer.

Revisiting Beethoven's Beloved, Radical Symphonies For His 250th Birthday

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all nine symphonies this year. He spoke about the surprisingly political side of Beethoven's music with All Things Considered.

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