Mozart: Les Violons du Roy
Atma Classique

CD of the Week: Mozart: Les Violons du Roy

In a new album of Mozart's horn concertos, Les Violons du Roy pay tribute to one of classical music's great friendships.

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Podcasts

On the latest episode of The Answered Question, WCRB's Chris Voss talks with Odyssey Opera Artistic and General Manager Gil Rose about the company's 2016 performance of Dvorák's rarely heard opera "Dimitrij," and Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons describes the distinctive sound of the BSO string section in works by Mozart and Bruckner.

This Week's CD of the Week

Mozart: Les Violons du Roy
Atma Classique

In a new album of Mozart's horn concertos, Les Violons du Roy pay tribute to one of classical music's great friendships.

WCRB Blog

A Classical Soundtrack for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2017
John McConnell's Earth Day Flag
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For Earth Day 2017, celebrate one of Mother Nature's most beautiful expressions of the human experience.

Kendall Todd

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a runner. Even that feels like a pretty egregious overstatement of my nonexistent running ability. I don’t know the first thing about what it takes to run a marathon, let alone train for it; the phenomenon that is the Boston Marathon is equal parts mysterious and fascinating to me. There’s one thing that I’m reasonably certain I know about running, however, and it’s this: a good playlist is essential to the process.

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Another day, another study undercutting the myth surrounding the 18th-century Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari.

Since the early 20th century, musicians and instrument experts have been trying to figure out what, if anything, makes the violins he made sound better.

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