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August 31   -  

Piano Twang: Steven Mayer Plays 'Le Banjo'

Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical. » E-Mail This

August 31   -  

Itzhak Perlman: Charting A Charismatic Career

To mark the beloved violinist's 70th birthday, take a look back at a handful of memorable moments, from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to starting his own education program. » E-Mail This

August 29   -  

Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them. » E-Mail This

August 28   -  

Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: a composition that translates stocks' movements into sound. » E-Mail This

August 28   -  

Never Mind The Fauxhawks: Estonian Choirs Go Punk

The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy In The UK" got an unusual makeover during a punk choral festival. » E-Mail This

August 20   -  

First Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottír, 'In The Light Of Air'

With flashes of lyricism, a young composer excels at weaving sound textures together to create distinct atmospheres. Hear the album, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble. » E-Mail This

August 15   -  

At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

The Boston Symphony's summer program for young musicians has long been commissioning works and fostering new talent. » E-Mail This

August 11   -  

'Summertime' In Hanoi

Performer and composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ gives the Gershwin classic a distinct Vietnamese twist with the đàn bâù, an evocative traditional instrument. » E-Mail This

August 6   -  

A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

For decades, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June, the FBI called his daughter with news. » E-Mail This

August 5   -  

'Cold Mountain' Takes Civil War Odyssey To The Opera Stage

The best-selling novel and star-studded movie gets the operatic treatment from Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon with a world premiere in Santa Fe. » E-Mail This
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