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The Cypress String Quartet were first inspired to record Beethoven's late quartets. Now 'telling the story backwards', they are releasing a three-CD set of Beethoven's middle quartets, works that came at a tumultuous time in the composer's life. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the recordings. More
Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva has a new album that stirs many happy memories for her, not only of a city she loves, but of her motherhood and her call-up to the Met Opera. More
On Sunday, Feb. 8, Hilary Hahn won a Grammy Award for her album, 'In 27 Pieces', which just happens to be the release we're featuring this week on New Classical Tracks. Julie Amacher spoke to Hilary Hahn about this work. More
Composer Peter McConnell felt pressure to write great music for the game 'Hearthstone', which was projected to be a big seller. McConnell is Emily Reese's guest on this week's Top Score. More
To compose the music for 'The Order: 1886', Jason Graves removed instruments that don't carry a heavy sound. Violins and high woodwinds were thrown out, and violas and cellos doubled up. Learn more about it on this week's episode of Top Score. More
A highly versatile composer, Winifred Phillips has created music for the ever-adorable 'LittleBigPlanet 3' and for the brutal 'Assassin's Creed III: Liberation'. She recently pulled off a five-minute fugue for 'The Ziggurat', voicing 12 vocal parts herself. Phillips is Emily Reese's guest on this week's Top Score. More