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Artist Of The Week: Antonin Kubalek

November 30, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

"Had he not fallen into a nearby stream, he would almost certainly have died." Pianist Antonin Kubalek suffered a near fatal accident as a boy that caused partial blindness. It was this accident, however, that would lead him to his life's purpose.

The Metropolitan Opera, 2015. Photo by Ken Howard

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: An Inspiration

November 27, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

CapRadio's morning classical host Kevin Doherty reflects on the powerful impact Dimitri Hvorostovsky had on him as a young opera singer. Hvorostovsky died last week at the age of 55, following a long battle with brain cancer.

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A Fateful Meeting

November 14, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

The fourteenth of November marks the very first meeting of two lifelong friends and two of the most influential musicians in American history: Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.