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February 21   -  

Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies

The conductor who worked with the Minneapolis symphony for more than 50 years — and brought them to national prominence — died Tuesday at age 93. (Image credit: Jake Armour/Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra)

February 21   -  

New Mix: Lana Del Rey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Colin Stetson, Penguin Cafe, More

A bonkers new song from Shugo Tokumaru helps wash away an unwelcome earworm, Lana Del Rey lauds (her?) youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy weirds out over love and Bob revisits an old favorite. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artists )

February 14   -  

'Game Of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi On Melodies That Stick

While preparing to take the Game Of Thrones concert experience on the road this spring, Djawadi spoke with NPR's David Greene about his composing process. He says it all starts with a hum. (Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

February 10   -  

Leontyne Price At 90: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About

Sherrill Milnes calls it "an avalanche of sound." Jessye Norman says it's "a cloud filled with silver." Singers and critics talk about the amazing voice of Leontyne Price on her 90th birthday.

December 31   -  

Ben Johnston Hears The Notes Between The Notes

The composer's string quartets are known for their use of microtones — and their extreme technical difficulty. Just in time for his 90th birthday, The Kepler Quartet has finally recorded them all. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

December 22   -  

A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

The contentious presidential election colored the listening habits of NPR's classical producer. (Image credit: Elmer de Haas)

December 19   -  

In Memoriam 2016

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies. (Image credit: Getty Images)

December 16   -  

At TubaChristmas, An Underdog Instrument Shines

The event now gathers musicians across the U.S. and in several countries abroad. It all started in December 1974, when a tuba enthusiast organized a concert of about 300 tubas in Rockefeller Plaza. (Image credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

December 12   -  

When It Comes To CDs In 2016, Mozart Outsells Beyonce, Adele And Drake

Mozart sold the most CDs of any artist in 2016. Quartz reporter Amy Wang says that figure can help shed light on the state of the recording industry. (Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

December 6   -  

'Morricone 60': An Orchestra-Infused Look At A 60-Year Career

Film composer Ennio Morricone, known for his use of harmonica and whistling on Western scores, has re-imagined his most popular sounds with help from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
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