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Rick Schultz

Songs in the key of Nero

It may be hard to believe there was a time when George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” now a durable fixture of the American and internatio...
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Conductor and clarinetist Yehuda Gilad teaches the importance of strong minds, muscles and funny bones

Ever since Mozart discovered the clarinet’s versatility and tonal beauty in the 1760s, the instrument has grown in stature, relying on distingu...
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Yefim Bronfman: Piano man

Above: Yefim Bronfman. Photo by Frank Stewart After hearing the Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman rip through a thorny Prokofiev sonata, ...
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Haifa symphony

Welcome to America, Finally

For Polish conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, long tours with symphony orchestras have become a way of life.
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Bluegrass Goes Classical

Banjo master Béla Fleck brings his eclectic side to the Valley Named after Béla Bartók, the great 20th century Hungarian classical composer, ...
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