David Sanborn, Grammy-winning saxophonist who played on hundreds of albums, dies at 78

Equally versatile and prolific, Sanborn enjoyed rare fame and popularity for a saxophone player.

Don't Miss a Beat

Jamie Barton on Growing as an Artist and Verdi’s Timeless Juggernaut

"This is a tra-ge-dy. It’s not going to go right in the end. And that’s hard."

What Makes a Fiddle?

While “violin” exists only as a noun, the word "fiddle" also carries multiple meanings beyond just the instrument.

Italy marks 80th anniversary of WWII-era massacre in Rome with a concert honoring the dead

Riccardo Muti conducted the Italian premiere of William Schuman’s Ninth Symphony, which the composer wrote after visiting the site of a 1944 massacre in Rome.

Acclaimed Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini dies at age 82

"I grew up in a house with art and artists," Pollini said in an interview. "Old works and modern works coexisted together as part of life."

In one Ukrainian city, ballet in a bomb shelter is an escape from the horrors of war

Practicing in a bomb shelter means the girls can keeping dancing through the almost hourly air raid alerts.

Julian Rhee and Balourdet Quartet Among Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners

Plus, the first percussion ensemble to receive this prestigious career grant.

Rare Collection of Flute Music Thrills Early Music World

The 600-page collection could mark the biggest discovery of flute repertoire in 25 years.

Metropolitan Opera presents semi-staged ‘Turandot’ after stage malfunction

Franco Zeffirelli's staging premiered in 1987 and is among the most lavish sets in Met history, recreating an imperial throne room with 199 people on stage.

Byron Janis, renowned American classical pianist who overcame debilitating arthritis, dies at 95

In 1960, Janis was selected as the first musician to tour the then-USSR as part of a cultural exchange program organized by the U.S. State Department.

Esa-Pekka Salonen to leave San Francisco Symphony, citing dispute with orchestra’s board

“I do not share the same goals for the future of the institution as the board of governors does,” Salonen said in a statement.

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