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.
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?
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.
The warm-voiced, and much admired, singer eschewed the glitzy life of an opera star to concentrate on the art of vocal communication.
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, 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.
From secret histories to off-the-beaten path landmarks, WETA Neighborhoods reveals the lesser-known aspects of our favorite greater Washington surroundings.
Choral Showcase presents the best in classical choral music from Washington and beyond each Sunday evening.
What happens when a homebrewer, a local business and a museum join forces? Historic beer!
Nature Cat follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors and learn about nature with the help of his animal friends.
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