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We spoke Wednesday with the New York Times‘ Anthony Tommasini about his favorite composers. (Listen here.) On Point has dedicated segments o many classical composers, figures, and works. Listen back to our archives:

Searching for Bach’s Cello Suites

Inside Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Celebrating Mozart’s 250th Birthday

Chopin and Schumann at 200

The Stirring Music of Mahler

The Life and Music of Igor Stravinsky

Leonard Bernstein’s New York Years

Opera Singer Anna Netrebko

Remembering Luciano Pavarotti

The Met’s Peter Gelb on Opera’s Future

Osvaldo Golijov’s Musical “Passion”

Philip Glass and Wendy Sutter

Pianist Lang Lang

Alex Ross Listens to the 20th Century

Classical guitarist Eliot Fisk (and see video below)

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  • Ann, Barrington, RI

    Tom and Staff!

    Thank you!!! In the middle of TOO MUCH SNOW and with WEEKS to go before SPRING arrives, this list and the list of music you gave us for the interview with Anthony Tommasini ARE splendid GIFTS!

  • Jean

    Hear hear — agreed with Ann! On Point always enlightens and illuminates on politics/current affairs, science, society, and other diverse, relevant topics…. but as a classical music fan, I find your music segments a special treat and treasure them! Amidst a tough winter, thank you for this food for the soul :)

  • kathy taylor

    if one’s life story would be expressed on the keys of a piano Debussy would be the one to choose for composition and performance of it…this is why I like the facebook medium…learning more about the world and invaluable facets of inspiration available. My friend, Gina Fowler Spiers shared a composition by Debussy on her page today and I was completely inspired to learn more and hear more musical inspiration of this sort.

  • kathy taylor

    If one’s life story would be expressed on the keys of a piano Debussy would be the one to choose for composition and performance of it…this is why I like the facebook medium…learning more about the world and invaluable facets of inspiration available. A friend, Gina Fowler Spiers, posted Debussy on her page and left me with an inspiration to learn more, and most certainly to hear more, of this particular sort of music. Subsequently conversation with her led me to this page. Thank you for your efforts and knowledge.
    ktaylor

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