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22 hours, 50 minutes ago   -  

Remembering Vic Firth, An Orchestral — And Entrepreneurial — Legend

He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85. » E-Mail This

23 hours, 22 minutes ago   -  

Unassuming Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Dies At 84

Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances. » E-Mail This

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Song Of A Haunted Childhood

"The Witch," from composer Sarah Kirkland Snider's new album Unremembered, inspires childlike fear. Hear singer Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond spin out a tale of terror. » E-Mail This

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What Does Music Look Like?

Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt. » E-Mail This

July 23   -  

One Feisty Victorian Woman's Opera Revived

A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S. » E-Mail This

July 18   -  

Amateur Musicians Go Pro With The Baltimore Symphony

During the orchestra's Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals. » E-Mail This

July 17   -  

The Rifleman Who Fiddled For Truman, Churchill And Stalin

Stuart Canin was one of many G.I.s in Europe after World War II, but his violin made him different. » E-Mail This

July 15   -  

Songs We Love: Nordic Affect, 'Clockworking'

A quartet of Icelandic women imagines the clicks and whirs of a giant clock. The blend of strings and electronics mimics the interaction of humans and machines. » E-Mail This

July 13   -  

Jon Vickers, Intense Canadian Tenor, Dies At 88

With his large, electrifying voice and his penetrating portrayals, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers thrilled opera lovers for more than 30 years. » E-Mail This

July 7   -  

Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic

When the little-known Russian native came to guest conduct the orchestra, horn player Sarah Willis says, it was "love at first sight" — and his passion for music sets him apart. » E-Mail This
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