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Classical Music News

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

Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

Monday, September 17, 2018

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us. 

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Friday, August 24, 2018

The composer, whose music fused many styles with a singular voice, constantly broke new ground. He was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

The Complex Life Of Leonard Bernstein, A Once-In-A-Century Talent

Friday, August 24, 2018

Born 100 years ago on Aug. 25, 1918, Bernstein was a larger-than-life character — on stage as a conductor, at the piano as a composer, on TV as an educator and in a sometimes tangled personal life.

Got 'Mambo'? A Playlist For Leonard Bernstein Fanatics And First-Timers

Friday, August 24, 2018

Need to beef up on Leonard Bernstein? Hear the musical polymath's most delightful tunes, from West Side Story classics to surprises from Aretha Franklin, Tom Waits and Selena.

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