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May 23   -  

Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident. » E-Mail This

May 22   -  

Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece. » E-Mail This

May 22   -  

Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis: Tiny Desk Concert

Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia. » E-Mail This

May 19   -  

Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

In Philip Glass' music, pianist Bruce Brubaker shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios. » E-Mail This

May 18   -  

After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down

Joel Krosnick, who has been a member of the quartet since 1974, has decided to retire in 2016 and focus on his teaching at the Juilliard School. He says he "will miss every single note." » E-Mail This

May 17   -  

After Thaw, Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba

This week, the ensemble became the first professional U.S. orchestra since 1999 to play in Cuba — 86 years after its first visit to Havana. » E-Mail This

May 12   -  

Lang Lang In Concert At The Met Museum

Watch the piano sensation play scherzos by Chopin, seasonal pieces by Tchaikovsky and Chinese music in conjunction with the Metropolitan's new exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass. » E-Mail This

May 12   -  

András Schiff's Confessional Schubert

Twenty years ago, András Schiff hated the fortepiano — but now he's had a change of heart. Hear a track from his new album, in which he plays Schubert on an instrument from 1820. » E-Mail This

May 6   -  

Flower Songs: A Springtime Opera Puzzler

In the old poem, it's April showers that bring May flowers. But in opera, flowers pop up for a variety of reasons — not all of them pretty. » E-Mail This

May 6   -  

Flower Songs: A Springtime Opera Puzzler

In the old poem, it's April showers that bring May flowers. But in opera, flowers pop up for a variety of reasons — not all of them pretty. » E-Mail This
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