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The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season

May 26, 2016

From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.

'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

May 22, 2016

You may be familiar with Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. But did you know Mendelssohn's sister Fanny and Schumman's wife Clara were accomplished composers, too?

A Song Of Stability From The Plains Of Estonia

May 20, 2016

When the young composer Tõnu Kõrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken.

Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America

May 19, 2016

Hear re-imagined pre-Colombian music and arias from the jungles of Brazil and beyond, chosen with the help of Tom Huizenga from NPR Music's Deceptive Cadence.

First Listen: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'

May 19, 2016

Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.

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