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  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore.
  • Mark O'Connor on fiddles, violins and what Christmas means to him

    Mark O'Connor on fiddles, violins and what Christmas means to him
     There's an old joke among musicians that goes something like this: What is the difference between a fiddle and a violin? Answer: You don't spill beer on a violin.  Truth is, they are basically identical. Joshua Bell and Charlie Daniels play the same...

    Amelia Piano Trio primed to play Beethoven trios

    Beethoven was such a prolific composer that classical music organizations never run out of material when presenting all-Beethoven programs. Such concerts often focus on specific aspects of that great German composer's output. This certainly will be the...

    'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Lawrence of Arabia' for the holidays

     'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Lawrence of Arabia' for the holidays
    Two kinds of cinematic traditions can be celebrated in the coming weeks, starting with the annual Christmas Eve "Fiddler on the Roof" sing-along dreamed up by the Laemmle chain and now expanding to no less than six theaters. The Broadway musical, based on...

    Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977.