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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.

Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

February 24, 2017

Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm.

Popular vs. Cool With Derek Thompson

February 24, 2017

Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Derek Thompson, tells Tricia about his new book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. He explains what makes Adele’s Hello and Drake’s Hot Line Bling top charts hits and how Star Wars was almost not famous. Plus, Derek says that popular doesn’t always mean cool, which is great news for nerds everywhere.

Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies

February 21, 2017

The conductor who worked with the Minneapolis symphony for more than 50 years — and brought them to national prominence — died Tuesday at age 93.

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