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Classical Music News

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

300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music', With A Splash Of Politics

Monday, July 17, 2017

300 years ago, England's embattled King George I decided to divert public attention from the country's woes with a big musical party on the River Thames.

An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

Thursday, July 6, 2017

On a new album, the Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir sings new music by native son Tõnu Kõrvits and probes the windswept melancholy of the 19th-century English author's poetry.

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

Friday, June 23, 2017

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.

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