Little has changed in piano design over the past century and a half, but over that time several distinguished pianists have tinkered with the instrument to serve their needs.
A nonprofit aims to join Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through classical music training programs.
Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.
When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and The Knights have been selected to participate in the inaugural SHIFT Festival.
After a month-long hiatus, our Albums of the Week feature returns with three very dissimilar recordings, including one that was connected to a headline-making controversy.
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