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Classical Music

Van Cliburn receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama - March 2, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

American Classical Pianist Van Cliburn Dies At 78

Van Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock-star status, died Wednesday.

02/27/2013

Mike Piazza (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Classical Composer Pays Tribute To Mike Piazza; Hear It Live In Brooklyn Tonight!

What do Mike Piazza and classical music have in common? If you’re composer Robert Paterson, everything.

03/01/2012

Otis Library - Norwich, CT (file / credit: Otis Library)

Norwich Library Uses High Culture To Keep Away Unwanted Loiterers

To discourage smokers, teens, and others who like to hang out near the front of the Otis Library in Norwich, director Robert Farwell has decided to broadcast an interesting mix of classical music.

02/01/2012