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Opposites Attract: Two Violin Concertos In The Hands Of A Master

June 24, 2019

Augustin Hadelich dazzles in an album of odd bedfellows, which pairs Johannes Brahms' romantic war horse with György Ligeti's modernist stunner.

'Stonewall' Opera Marks Uprising's 50th Anniversary

June 22, 2019

New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.

Music For Plants Is Real (Even If The Science Isn't)

June 21, 2019

The bestselling 1970s book The Secret Life of Plants has been effectively debunked — but that hasn't stopped Stevie Wonder, Solange and scores of ambient musicians from chasing its leafy muse.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Musicians As Contract Dispute Continues

June 17, 2019

Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.

A Musical Brain May Help Us Understand Language And Appreciate Tchaikovsky

June 10, 2019

Compared with monkeys, humans have a brain that is extremely sensitive to a sound's pitch. And that may reflect our exposure to speech and music.

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