Rudolf Buchbinder
Marco Borggreve

Buchbinder, Beethoven, and Bruckner's "Romantic"

The Austrian pianist is the guest soloist in Beethoven's trailblazing Piano Concerto No. 1, and Andris Nelsons conducts a symphonic epic by Bruckner.

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Symphony Hall, Boston, and Leipzig Gewandhaus
Stu Rosner (Symphony Hall), Jens Gerber (Gewandhaus) / BSO, GWO

A Brotherhood of Two Cities through Music

This Week's CD of the Week

Stephen Hough
Sim Canetty-Clarke

There's a lot to look forward to when Stephen Hough releases a new album: his warm and nuanced playing is often topped off with a delicious dose of liner notes, as revealing and lovingly crafted as the music itself. Hear the swirling textures of his new CD, "The Dream Album," WCRB's CD of the Week.

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The world's been a pretty bleak place lately, so here's something that brought me a lot of joy this week: banjo music -- specifically, banjo and/or bluegrass arrangements of classical pieces I know and love. 

Here on our weekly link roundup, we've covered quite a few people who make music with unconventional instruments. This week: a few gems for you, including, yes, lightsaber toys.

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Innovative online classical music entertainment experience will celebrate the Leonard Bernstein Centennial throughout its first year

From NPR Music

Don't call Thea Musgrave a "woman composer."

"When I'm composing, I'm a human being," she insists. "It's not a question of sexuality."

The #MeToo movement has been a cultural reckoning across industries, from Hollywood to restaurants — but one of the oldest that's been affected is classical music. In March, James Levine, a longtime conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, was fired for allegations of sexual misconduct. And now, centuries-old works from Carmen to Don Giovanni are being challenged for misogynistic plots and themes.

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