News & FeaturesMay 17, 2016

Jane Little, Atlanta’s Dainty Double-Bass Player For 71 Years, Dies Onstage

The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died while performing during a POPs concert.

News & FeaturesMay 7, 2016

The Cypress String Quartet’s Commitment

When a group of people band together and commit themselves to a common goal the results can be simply remarkable

News & FeaturesApril 6, 2016

From the Top: Sibling Duo Featured in Creative Music Video

Brother & Sister cellists perform in an animation that blends music & art.

News & FeaturesMarch 14, 2016

British Composer Peter Maxwell Davies Dies At 81

From expressionistic early pieces to picturesque later music inspired by his remote island home, the celebrated musician left a broad, vibrant body of work.

News & FeaturesMarch 7, 2016

Legendary Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Dies at 86

The incisive conductor and early-music expert died Saturday at age 86. His recordings of such composers as Bach and Mozart made him a legend.

News & FeaturesMarch 1, 2016

A Maestro Remembered: A Tribute to Otto-Werner Mueller

Host Tom Burge shares his memories of the legendary conductor who died at age 89

News & FeaturesJanuary 6, 2016

Composer Pierre Boulez, A Revered Iconoclast, Has Died At 90

Saying that a musical language always includes both rational and irrational parts, Boulez told Fresh Air in 2005, “What I tried to find, that’s freedom — but a freedom which is based on discipline.”

News & FeaturesDecember 11, 2015

Jon Vickers, Intense Canadian Tenor, Dies At 88

With his large, electrifying voice and his penetrating portrayals, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers thrilled opera lovers for more than 30 years.