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Andrew Norman Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

November 28, 2016

The young California composer's expansive, boisterous Play pushes the orchestra to its limits in music both chaotic and serene.

Remembering Pauline Oliveros, Composer Known For 'Deep Listening'

November 28, 2016

American composer Pauline Oliveros died Thursday at the age of 84. Inspired by all kinds of sound, she was a pioneer of electronic music, committed to changing the way people listen.

Hammered: Pounding Out The Excess In Mahler's Sixth Symphony

November 12, 2016

At a time when we have become imune to shock and where hyperbole rules, Marin Alsop argues that Mahler's Sixth Symphony provides the perfect soundtrack.

Mr. Noseda Goes To Washington: The Capital's Orchestra Gets A New Leader

November 11, 2016

Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda discusses his hopes for the National Symphony Orchestra, his idea of the conductor as Formula One driver, and his love of the rock band Queen.

Thomas Quasthoff: A Mighty 'Voice' Soars

November 8, 2016

"No one expects such a mighty voice to issue from my diminutive frame," the 4-foot-3 singer writes in his new memoir.

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