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These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.

June 25   -  

Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

You might remember the hair band Winger and its MTV hit "Seventeen." The band's namesake, bassist Kip Winger, has another side: classical composer.

June 23   -  

Maya Beiser Spins The Clock Back To Bach

In a new video, the cellist plays with time and memory, turning back the clock to when she first heard J.S. Bach's music on a scratchy old LP. It remains, she says, a timeless lodestar for her art.

June 18   -  

A New Opera Illuminates The 'Lavender Scare,' A Little-Explored Era In Gay History

Fellow Travelers is based on Thomas Mallon's historical novel of the same name. It takes place during the McCarthy 1950s, when intense scrutiny fell not only on suspected communists but gays as well.

June 17   -  

Alessio Bax: Tiny Desk Concert

In time for Father's Day, watch the celebrated pianist play lullabies by Bach and Brahms for his 22-month-old daughter, who nearly steals the show.

June 16   -  

An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.

June 11   -  

Salman Rushdie's 'Shalimar The Clown' Is Now An Opera

Rushdie's tale of love and revenge has made its way to the stage. It premieres tonight at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

June 10   -  

Watch Yo-Yo Ma Play A Moving Tribute To Going Home

The cellist and founder of the Silk Road Ensemble talks about how his concept of "roots" has expanded — and how music happens between the notes on a page.

June 10   -  

A Music Documentary Is 'A Trojan Horse,' Says Oscar Winner Morgan Neville

Watch the celebrated director of 20 Feet from Stardom discuss his latest film, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project.

June 4   -  

Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

The Quartet's Fifty for the Future project will commission 50 pieces by as many composers. Then the scores and instructional videos will be free online.
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