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Get To Know One Of The Most-Performed Living Composers

September 11, 2015

To mark the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Bjork and Michael Stipe are among his fans), preview an upcoming documentary and explore a few facts and myths about this singular artist.

The Case For Classical, Courtesy Of Ben Folds

September 7, 2015

Pop-rock balladeer, TV singing competition judge — those are just a few facets of Folds' diverse career. His latest album, made with a chamber ensemble, invites fans to open their ears a little wider.

Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

September 4, 2015

If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye.