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An Analysis of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 Season

Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin breaks down the Metropolitan Opera's new season announcement.

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WQXR Blog

This Addictive Beat is Making All of Us Want Wah-Wah Tubes

Composer Juri Seo just released a revised version of her charming composition for wah-wah tubes. Now we want to play it, too.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Listen: Iceland's Nordic Affect Exults in the Natural World with 'Raindamage'

"Raindamage," the new album from the all female quartet Nordic Affect, continues the Icelandic ethos of innovating and exploring while staying connected to the roots of the world.

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WQXR Blog

Black Classical: Composers and Conductors Who Shaped Music History

Here are just a few of the many composers and conductors that you should remember, for Black History Month and beyond.

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Watch: This Toddler Hearing 'Moonlight' Sonata is All of Us Right Now

This kid is all of us — at least when we listen to the music that really shakes us to our bones.

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Watch: A Haunting Aria from 11-Year-Old Alma Deutscher's 'Cinderella'

Here's an official look inside the child composer's first full-length opera, "Cinderella," with the aria "When the day falls into darkness."

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WQXR Blog

8 Tchaikovsky References in Pop Culture

During the New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky festival, we take a few minutes to look at the diverse places the composer's music has appeared over the years.

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WQXR Blog

Happy/Sad Songs Made Sad/Happy

Some songs sound happy. Some songs sound sad. Pianist Vinheteiro takes the songs you know best and spins them around with a brand new feeling.

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