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An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved

February 17, 2019

The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments — note by note — for posterity.

From Funerals To Festivals, The Curious Journey Of The 'Adagio For Strings'

February 13, 2019

How did Samuel Barber's stirring, lush work for strings — music that has become America's semi-official music of mourning — become a beloved and endlessly remixed dance floor anthem?

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.

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