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Classical Music News

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

Readjusting Your Reality: Ellen Reid Wins Music Pulitzer For 'P r i s m'

Monday, April 15, 2019

The young composer's opera, which debuted at the Los Angeles Opera, was inspired by her own experience as a survivor of sexual assault.

How A Performing Arts Center In The Middle Of Illinois Became One Of America's Cultural Hubs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois, is celebrating 50 years of bringing music, theater and dance to a part of the country where many are surprised to find it.

For Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Making Music Is 'Like A Religious Call'

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Nézet-Séguin uses every part of his body when he conducts — including his eyes, eyebrows, shoulders and feet. He's the music director at New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Think Of Your Favorite Song. Got It? Here's Why It's Stuck With You

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Music and the human brain. A neuroscientist and opera singer guides us through the science of how and why music moves us.

From A Piano Virtuoso, An Album For Beginners

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Steve Inskeep speaks with superstar pianist Lang Lang about his new album, Piano Book, a reexamination of the classical music repertory he learned as child.

The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Goerke, who's singing in the current Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, overcame a vocal crisis to become one of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

Saturday, March 16, 2019

On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.

At 92, The Man Who Wrote The Book On Berlioz Resumes His Case

Friday, March 8, 2019

To mark the sesquicentennial of the composer's death — and a new box set of recordings — Berlioz biographer David Cairns celebrates the one-time musical misfit from France.

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