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  Top Music School Finds Sexual Abuse Allegations From Violinist 'Credible'
In a report released Tuesday evening, Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music said that violinist Lara St. John's account of being raped and sexually abused by her teacher is credible.   (24 September)
  Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Burt Bacharach, one of pop's historic melody makers, is still performing at age 92, as you'll see in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert with lyricist Daniel Tashian.   (3 September)
  Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
The quartet, known colloquially as Goat Rodeo, jammed out from four different homes in this Tiny Desk quarantine performance.   (1 September)
  Vox Virtual, An International Music Festival, Is About To Launch
Vocal ensembles that normally would be touring the summer festival circuit have organized a virtual concert series. Groups hail from 10 different countries including the U.S., Zimbabwe and France.   (20 August)
  Julian Bream, The Classical Guitar Giant With The Soul Of A Jazz Player
Guitarist Julian Bream, who died Friday at the age of 87, was as important to the history of classical guitar as Andres Segovia.   (17 August)
  Ted Hearne On Exploring Gentrification Through The Music Of 'Place'
After hearing a speech by filmmaker Spike Lee, composer Ted Hearne teamed up with the poet Saul Williams to remap the history of his neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., through the language of music.   (17 August)
  Víkingur Ólafsson: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Watch the rising young pianist, in a final performance from his Berlin home, make the case for two seemingly disparate French composers born nearly 200 years apart.   (12 August)
  During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers
America's biggest arts complex hasn't been able to present its regular programming due to the pandemic. Watch one of the private outdoor concerts organized for healthcare professionals and teachers.   (12 August)
  Opera Theatre St. Louis Administrator Accused Of Child Sex Trafficking
Damon Bristo was arrested on July 22 on the suspicion of the sex trafficking of a child in the second degree. The opera company announced Tuesday that Bristo has resigned.   (12 August)
  Is Singing Together Safe In The Era Of Coronavirus? Not Really, Experts Say
Schools, faith and community groups as well as professional musicians are all struggling with the risks of singing. Experts present the most recent research and offer strategies to mitigate the risks.   (10 August)
  Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online
The National Virtual Medical Orchestra brings together health care workers and gives them a creative outlet during the pandemic.   (10 August)
  Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online
The National Virtual Medical Orchestra brings together healthcare workers and gives them a creative outlet during the pandemic.   (9 August)
  The Met Opera's Live Streaming Series Sticks To Old Trappings
While a valiant endeavor, the Metropolitan Opera's new series of steaming concerts can't seem to shake off opera's fusty, aristocratic traditions.   (4 August)
  Composer Max Richter On 'Voices,' A New Album That Envisions A Better World
Composer Max Richter's new album drew inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt which he calls "a blueprint for a better world."   (3 August)
  Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92
The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music.   (3 August)
  Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II.   (29 July)
  Classical Music Tries To Reckon With Racism — On Social Media
Pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Leonidas Kavakos and several prominent academics have been accused this week of making anti-Black comments. Ensuing debates have been playing out on Twitter and Instagram.   (29 July)
  A New Album Re-Creates The Work Of The 1st Known Female Composers In America
Women rarely received credit for their creative work in Colonial America. But with a new album, one scholar is reviving the works of the women who lived and composed at the Ephrata Cloister.   (26 July)
  A New Album Re-Creates The Work Of The 1st Known Female Composers In America
Women rarely received credit for their creative work in Colonial America. But with a new album, one scholar is reviving the works of the women who lived and composed at the Ephrata Cloister.   (24 July)
  Composer Maria Schneider Returns, With A Reckoning, On 'Data Lords'
After collaborating with David Bowie in 2014, the multiple Grammy-winning composer found her artistic process had been recombobulated a bit — much like our ever-more digital world.   (24 July)
  Legendary Violinist Isaac Stern's Legacy Lives On After 100 Years
July 21 marks the centennial of the birth of violinist Isaac Stern. He was not only an acclaimed musician and advocate for the arts, but a devoted teacher who was a mentor to generations of musicians.   (21 July)
  Singing In The Dark Times: Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir Takes On New Meaning
Even before the age of social-distancing, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had been leading an online chorus for a decade. Choir members say the connection they foster is more important than ever.   (19 July)
  Ennio Morricone, The Sound Of The American West, Dies At 91
The iconic Italian composer, who scored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more than 500 other films, died Monday in Rome.   (6 July)
  NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far)
How can it be possible that we're only halfway through the year? Here are 25 albums from 2020's first six months that are worth holding onto for the next six, and beyond.   (30 June)
  Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'
Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure.   (26 June)
  Carnegie Hall And Lincoln Center Cancel Performances For Rest Of 2020
Two of New York City's biggest cultural institutions said Thursday that they will remain closed through the New Year, due to the pandemic.   (19 June)
  Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music
Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.   (17 June)
  A New Library Of Congress Project Commissions Music Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Library of Congress is debuting 10 works of new music about the COVID-19 pandemic. The project takes inspiration from Giovanni Boccaccio, a writer who collected stories about the Black Death.   (12 June)
  Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice
With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.   (4 June)
  Lara Downes: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Watch the pianist reimagine old spirituals and songs of freedom that continue to resonate in new ways.   (30 May)
  Our Daily Breather: Make The Perfect Cup Of Quarantine Coffee With Davóne Tines
In Our Daily Breather, we ask artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Davóne Tines has been reconnecting with family and enjoying the ritual of making coffee.   (28 May)
  Our Daily Breather: Steve Reich Composes During The Coronavirus Crisis
In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Steve Reich tells NPR Music about his new composition.   (26 May)
  Rachel Portman Steps Away From The Screen With 'Ask The River'
The first woman composer to win an Oscar for best original score is releasing her first album of music not written for a film or stage production.   (22 May)
  Our Daily Breather: Jonathan Biss Isn't Taking Music Or Food For Granted
In Our Daily Breather, we ask artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Pianist Jonathan Biss is focusing on being grateful.   (21 May)
  Our Daily Breather: Jennifer Koh On Finding Carefree Joy
In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Violinist Jennifer Koh recommends seeking out a source of carefree joy.   (18 May)
  Krzysztof Penderecki, Boundary-Breaking Polish Composer, Dies At 86
Known early on for his avant-garde works, the composer's challenging music nevertheless found fans far beyond traditional classical music circles.   (17 May)
  Famed Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Hospitalized Due To COVID-19 Complications
Domingo's reported hospitalization comes days after he posted a message on Facebook saying it was his "moral obligation" to reveal he tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus.   (17 May)
  Andrea Bocelli To Perform In An Empty Duomo Cathedral On Easter Sunday
The Italian star will sing songs like "Ave Maria" live from the empty halls of one the world's most famous churches.   (17 May)
  Richard Teitelbaum, Experimentalist With An Earth-Spanning Ear, Dead At 80
As a young man, Teitelbaum looked to avant-garde artists like John Cage for inspiration. He'd later follow those footsteps towards figuring out how to make music from — what else? — brain waves.   (17 May)
  Andrea Bocelli Will Offer His Easter Concert For Free On YouTube
On Sunday, renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a solo concert at the Cathedral of Milan. It will be live streamed on YouTube, but there will be no audience in the church.   (17 May)
  When Pandemics Arise, Composers Carry On
Plagues and epidemics are ages-old phenomena. They've triggered both fear and inspiration. NPR's Tom Huizenga surveys musical responses from composers over the centuries.   (17 May)
  Lang Lang: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Watch the superstar pianist at home in Shanghai, China, play a soothing Chopin Nocturne and Bach you can dance to.   (17 May)
  Marin Alsop On Her Swing Orchestra And Stepping Down From The Baltimore Symphony
We learn all kinds of interesting things when we're at loose ends during a pandemic lockdown. Did you know that Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop co-founded a swing band?   (17 May)
  Mahan Esfahani: Tiny Desk Concert
The harpsichord is alive and well. Watch Mahan Esfahani give the first solo harpsichord recital at the Tiny Desk, playing music that spans over 250 years.   (17 May)
  Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76
The Grammy-winning American cellist had a wide-ranging career that spanned Bach to new music written by Augusta Read Thomas. His colleagues also treasured him as a generous musical collaborator.   (17 May)
  NPR Music's Top 14 Albums Of April
Albums are still events for us, even and especially as we shelter in place. Lido Pimienta, Fiona Apple and Sam Hunt released music that we held close to the chest.   (17 May)
  Anthony Davis Wins Pulitzer Prize For His Opera 'The Central Park Five'
The Central Park Five is an operatic narrative retelling the true story of the five African-American and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of raping and assaulting a white woman in 1989.   (17 May)
  Augustin Hadelich: Tiny Desk Concert
Grammy-winning fiddler Augustin Hadelich brings one of the finest violins in the world to the Tiny Desk.   (17 May)
  C.P.E. Bach: Mercurial Diversions For Uncertain Times
In a new album of keyboard concertos, hear how J.S. Bach's son charted his own startling and original path in music that sparkles with unpredictability   (17 May)
  Tanglewood Has Canceled Its 2020 Live Season
The famed Massachusetts music festival — the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra — has canceled all of its live events due to the coronavirus.   (17 May)
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