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Eclectic Finnish Composer Einojuhani Rautavaara Dies At 87

July 28, 2016

"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the openminded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.

Like The Olympics, The Music World Is Full Of The Competitive Spirit

July 26, 2016

Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.

'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86

July 25, 2016

You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.

What Do You Get When You Condense A Classical Concerto? Instaconcerto

July 22, 2016

In this age of Twitter and Snapchat, we boil essays down to 140 characters, and videos can be no more than a handful of seconds. But what about a classical concerto? Can it be boiled down?

David Cameron, Musical Muse?

July 13, 2016

An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes.

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