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This year WCRB is celebrating Independence Day by traveling in the way-back machine to 1976, when the nation gathered to watch Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops' bicentennial concert celebration at the Hatch Shell.

Who knew that Boston's impressive musical history was paved right into its streets!

Our listeners have been mining the daily world for classical gems. And boy, have they unearthed some in unusual places! We may never know who programmed that washing machine to do Schubert, or that cell phone to play Tarrega. But it's been fun discovering them.

Bumping into classical

May 26, 2016

Over the past couple of years I've run into classical music in some of the most unexpected places.

The Terminator

May 26, 2016
Bach
Portrait by E.G. Hausmann / Wikimedia Commons

We hear music by a lot of composers beyond the concert hall. But how much of it survives the transition?

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