When rock 'n' roll pianist Ben Folds writes songs, he often does so with an orchestra in mind. Now on tour performing with leading symphonies, Folds is experiencing a homecoming of sorts, reports Jeffrey Brown.
Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist and conductor who also made a name for himself as a human rights activist, died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 80. A music critic discusses his life and work.
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