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What Music Does A Conductor Listen To As His Country Falls Apart?

February 8, 2019

Venezuela-born conductor Carlos Izcaray of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd about music he's turning to for solace as unrest grows in his native country.

Sanford Sylvan, A Baritone On His Own Terms, Dies At 65

January 31, 2019

The warm-voiced, and much admired, singer eschewed the glitzy life of an opera star to concentrate on the art of vocal communication.

'Beale Street' and 'Vice' Composer Isn't Afraid To Play The 'Wrong' Notes

January 30, 2019

Oscar-nominated film composer Nicholas Britell seeks out sounds that capture a movie's essence. His process involves many discussions with directors — and a lot of experimenting.

Yo-Yo Ma Surprised Bystanders In Mumbai With A Mini Concert

January 23, 2019

Yo-Yo Ma, the world's most famous living cellist, performed formally and informally in Mumbai this week, part of long-term project to play Bach's six suites for cello in 36 places around the world.

Revisiting The Pioneering Composer Florence Price

January 21, 2019

A new recording spotlights the tenacious composer, who was the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony orchestra.

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