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Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes' Carol, for which he's nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.

February 6   -  

A Fearless Soprano's Case For Contemporary Music

With more than 80 world premieres to her credit, Barbrara Hannigan, an intrepid soprano and conductor, has a knack for making modern music sound effortless and approachable.

February 3   -  

From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

January 28   -  

Songs We Love: Nicholas McCarthy, 'The Man I Love'

The one-handed British pianist pours the optimism of a young man at the dawn of his career into a classic Gershwin song.

January 27   -  

Jaap van Zweden Named Next Music Director Of The New York Philharmonic

Today, the New York Philharmonic appointed the 55-year-old Dutch conductor as its next music director. Does this mark a new artistic direction for the vaunted orchestra?

January 27   -  

Benjamin Clementine On World Cafe

Music and an incredible story from the Mercury Prize winner, who started on the streets of Paris.

January 26   -  

A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

"I want to show the new face of Afghanistan," says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.

January 21   -  

Review: Daniel Wohl, 'Holographic'

Hear how an emerging composer weaves electronic and acoustic instruments in dense, compelling tapestries of sound.

January 15   -  

The Philadelphia Orchestra Brings Vienna To Carnegie Hall

With a Strauss waltz, a cheeky take on Strauss and a Beethoven concerto, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin conjures the sound of old Vienna, once the musical capital of Europe.

January 14   -  

Review: Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 4, 'Tansman Episodes'

Completed posthumously by his son, Górecki's pounding, enigmatic Fourth Symphony is an intriguing summation of a singular career.
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