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The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music. Continue Reading Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92
Pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Leonidas Kavakos and several prominent academics have been accused this week of making anti-Black comments. Ensuing debates have been playing out on Twitter and Instagram. Continue Reading Classical Music Tries To Reckon With Racism — On Social Media
Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II. Continue Reading Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
The tombstone on Isaac Stern’s grave reads simply “Isaac Stern, Fiddler,” but the violinist was much more than that: He was an educator who mentored generations of musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, and he was an activist who helped save Carnegie Hall from the wrecker’s ball. Continue Reading Legendary Violinist Isaac Stern’s Legacy Lives On After 100 Years
The symbols of America’s racist past have been under intense scrutiny since the protests against police brutality erupted nationwide. Now, the traditional music community is having its own reckoning. Continue Reading Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America
Women rarely received credit for their creative work in Colonial America. But with a new album, one scholar is reviving the works of the women who lived and composed at the Ephrata Cloister. Continue Reading A New Album Re-Creates The Work Of The 1st Known Female Composers In America