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Composer and Conductor Anton Coppola at 100: Fortissimo

Composer and conductor Anton Coppola, uncle of film director Francis, turns one hundred years old today. Fred Plotkin visited Coppola in his Manhattan apartment recently.

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Watch This Construction Worker Stun His Co-Workers By Singing Opera

Davi Oliveira is a construction worker, who also happens to have a gifted voice. Check him out surprising his co-workers with an impromptu performance of "Nessun Dorma."

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18 Women Composers You Should Know

March is Women's History Month. Here are some standout women composers across time — from Medieval days to yesterday — who have contributed greatly to music.

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Here’s a ‘Happy Birthday’ Fit for Bach

On J.S. Bach's birthday, not just any performance of “Happy Birthday” will do. In our opinion, this fugal arrangement is the best bet.

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Listen: Inside the Chamber Symphonies of John Adams With Alarm Will Sound

Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.

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6 Irish Opera Singers You Should Know

Deborah Kelleher, the director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, shares some of her picks for outstanding new Irish singers with Opravore's Fred Plotkin.

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20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

For parents and students alike, listening to classical music is becoming a popular way to focus the mind and inspire the intellect while studying. Here are some of our favorite pieces.

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Listen: LoftOpera Directors' Fresh Take on Rossini's 'Otello'

LoftOpera music director Sean Kelly and stage director John de los Santos joined us in the studio to answer the question of why this opera hasn’t been staged in New York in 40 years.



You’ve Heard This One Before: When Classical Composers Use Samples

In music, the tradition of “sampling,” or using fragments of others’ recorded work, is time-honored. Here are some classical composers that have done so.

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