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Classical Music News

Classical Music News

From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

A Stolen, Then Recovered, Stradivarius Returns To The Stage

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

Monday, 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.

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