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'Game Of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi On Melodies That Stick

February 14, 2017

While preparing to take the Game Of Thrones concert experience on the road this spring, Djawadi spoke with NPR's David Greene about his composing process. He says it all starts with a hum.

Leontyne Price At 90: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About

February 10, 2017

Sherrill Milnes calls it "an avalanche of sound." Jessye Norman says it's "a cloud filled with silver." Singers and critics talk about the amazing voice of Leontyne Price on her 90th birthday.

How The 'Leningrad Symphony' Became A Beacon Of Hope For A Besieged City

February 3, 2017

In 1941, composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his seventh symphony about the city of his birth. It was besieged by Hitler's troops and the population was starving.

All-Female Orchestra From Afghanistan Is A Force For Change

February 1, 2017

An orchestra composed of 30 Afghan women, ages 14 to 20, is defying stereotypes and reviving the country's musical tradition.

Why Bruckner Matters: A Listener's Guide With Daniel Barenboim

January 19, 2017

Need to brush up on your Bruckner? Or discover his symphonies for the first time? Let conductor Daniel Barenboim guide you through all nine symphonies in this audio primer.

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