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Classical Commute: Emily Hopkins

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: Emily Hopkins, harp.

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Operavore

Remembering Italian Soprano Daniela Dessì

The great soprano Daniela Dessi, who died on Saturday, Aug. 20, was a great example of a singer blessed with a rich 'vita interiore,' writes Fred Plotkin.

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Watch: 'The History of Classical Music' in Under 5 Minutes

YouTuber Jon Cozart created an a capella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Gilbert Conducts Ravel, Nielsen and Tchaikovsky

Tune in Thursday at 9 pm as Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring 'Swan Lake' and soloist Anthony McGill performing Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto.

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Reflections from the Keyboard

The Art of Transcription, Part 3

This week, David Dubal features transcriptions of well-known tunes such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and Schubert’s transcendent ”Ave Maria.”

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