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Classical Music News

Classical Music News

From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

Vintage Nordic Folk Tunes, With Strings Attached

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Members of the Danish String Quartet carry on Scandinavian folk traditions by refurbishing old songs and writing a few new ones of their own.

Why November Is A Good Month To Celebrate Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Classical music columnist Fran Hoepfner joins us to discuss Prokofiev's youthful piano composition "Toccata in D Minor" and his famous ballet "Romeo and Juliet."

Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

An unlikely musical collaboration, Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet shatter boundaries of culture, genre, faith and ethnicity.

Celebrating 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nina Totenberg speaks with the new musical director of The National Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble gears up to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein.

Panning For Gold And Self-Awareness In John Adams' New Opera

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Set in the California mining camps of the 1850s, Girls of the Golden West, sifts through themes that still weigh heavy today.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renowned Baritone, Dies At 55

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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