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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano's enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation. » E-Mail This

November 23   -  

For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols. » E-Mail This

November 20   -  

'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.

November 20   -  

Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently — In A Good Way

Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence. » E-Mail This

November 20   -  

A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras

How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country's biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers. » E-Mail This

November 19   -  

Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss. » E-Mail This

November 17   -  

Meredith Monk On Q2's 'Spaces'

The composer and singer describes her own sound as "folk music from another planet." Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that's been home to Monk's white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years. » E-Mail This

November 17   -  

Uncovering The Heart Of Chopin — Literally

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel. But a secret group of 13 gathered earlier this year to exhume the preserved heart of one of the world's most beloved composers, Frederic Chopin. » E-Mail This

November 16   -  

'Twinkle' Sparks Fireworks As Fiddler Guts Violin Method

Fiddler Mark O'Connor claims Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the popular Suzuki Method of violin instruction, was a fraud. O'Connor has created his own teaching system. » E-Mail This

November 10   -  

Roomful Of Teeth: Tiny Desk Concert

Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun. » E-Mail This
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