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Episode 538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

June 22, 2016

How much of a brand is real? How much is in our heads?

A New Opera Illuminates The 'Lavender Scare,' A Little-Explored Era In Queer History

June 18, 2016

Fellow Travelers is based on Thomas Mallon's historical novel of the same name. It takes place during the McCarthy 1950s, when intense scrutiny fell not only on suspected communists but gays as well.

An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

June 16, 2016

In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.

Watch Yo-Yo Ma Play A Moving Tribute To Going Home

June 10, 2016

The cellist and founder of the Silk Road Ensemble talks about how his concept of "roots" has expanded — and how music happens between the notes on a page.

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