By Jeffrey Brown, James Blue, Tommy Walters
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado died peacefully in Bologna at the age of 80. He will be remembered for his extraordinary conducting skills, a teacher who championed both new music and new talent.
By Ellen Rolfes
How to Conduct If You've Never Picked Up a Baton…
In rural Virginia, a month-long program of recitals, concerts and operas is both a traditional summer music festival as well as an opportunity for students to train with music greats. Jeffrey Brown visits with founder and renowned conductor Lorin Maazel.
In the 1960s, piano virtuoso Leon Fleisher lost the use of his right hand due to a condition called focal dystonia, but he focused on teaching and continued to play pieces designed for one-handed pianists. Jeffrey Brown and Fleisher discuss…
More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher.
By Molly Finnegan
A roundup of arts headlines.
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