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Asian Composers Reflect on Careers in Western Classical Music
For all their shared experiences, each of these five artists has a unique story of struggles and triumphs.
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She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More.
A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker.
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A Queen of 19th-Century Opera Gets New Attention
Pauline Viardot, born 200 years ago this weekend, was a famous singer, as well as a composer whose music is being salvaged from obscurity.
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To Express the Sound of a Country’s Soul, He Invented New Instruments
The Guatemalan composer, inventor and writer Joaquín Orellana’s creations are the subject of the Americas Society exhibition “The Spine of Music.”
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Without Ethel Smyth and classical music’s forgotten women, we only tell half the story
Expanding the classical canon brings us incredible music and extraordinary stories, not least that of Ethel Smyth, whose compositions and pioneering energy filled England in the interwar years
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The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos
Nannette Streicher has been marginalized by history, but she was one of Europe’s finest keyboard manufacturers.
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Beethoven ‘cancelled’? Why people are debating whether the Fifth Symphony is elitist
Two classical music podcasters have sparked an explosive debate: is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony a “symbol of elitism and exclusion”?
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How Wagner Shaped Hollywood
The composer has infiltrated every phase of movie history, from silent pictures to superhero blockbusters.
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