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Brain scans of Philly jazz musicians reveal secrets to reaching creative flow

Jazz improvisation is a favorite vehicle for studies — it is a measurable real-world task that allows for divergent thinking.

Playlist: 14 Works for the Solar Eclipse

Music to set the stage for a remarkable celestial spectacle.

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."