Mozart's opera explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control.
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This week's show features a 14-year-old pianist performing Prelude in G Sharp Minor, Op. 32 No. 12 by Rachmaninoff and more!
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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.
Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner recalls her days as a young percussionist learning to play the groundbreaking Russian ballet music.
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.
NSO conductor Steven Reineke led some 70 musicians in performing the interludes you hear between All Things Considered stories.
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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SHIFT: Deborah Rutter & Jenny Bilfield: III
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SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
Step back in time to this dramatic decade, when political and social forces transformed a sleepy southern town into a world-renowned city.
Live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians, recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.
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