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The Music And Morality Of Beethoven's Mighty Ninth

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.

Florida Duo 'Black Violin' Meshes Hip-Hop And Classical Music

November 22, 2019

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

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