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Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

September 17, 2018

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us. 

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

August 24, 2018

The composer, whose music fused many styles with a singular voice, constantly broke new ground. He was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

The Complex Life Of Leonard Bernstein, A Once-In-A-Century Talent

August 24, 2018

Born 100 years ago on Aug. 25, 1918, Bernstein was a larger-than-life character — on stage as a conductor, at the piano as a composer, on TV as an educator and in a sometimes tangled personal life.

Got 'Mambo'? A Playlist For Leonard Bernstein Fanatics And First-Timers

August 24, 2018

Need to beef up on Leonard Bernstein? Hear the musical polymath's most delightful tunes, from West Side Story classics to surprises from Aretha Franklin, Tom Waits and Selena.

Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

August 17, 2018

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

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