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A Stolen, Then Recovered, Stradivarius Returns To The Stage

March 14, 2017

Mira Wang, protege of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, this week debuted his Ames Stradivarius, stolen 37 years ago and reclaimed in 2015. "It's like meeting a new stranger," she says.

Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare

March 10, 2017

Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner recalls her days as a young percussionist learning to play the groundbreaking Russian ballet music.

In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera

March 6, 2017

How do you attract a more diverse audience at the opera? One answer is to produce operas with characters that look more like the general citizenry.

The National Symphony Orchestra: NPR's House Band For A Day

February 27, 2017

NSO conductor Steven Reineke led some 70 musicians in performing the interludes you hear between All Things Considered stories.

The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017's Bold, Inventive Oscars Music

February 25, 2017

The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year's nominees are so daring and startling that it's hard to go wrong.

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