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6 of Music’s Most Famous Feuds Between Composers

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The history of music is full of friendships and feuds. The composers below certainly had complicated relationships. What are your favorite composer clashes? Tell us in the comments. Mozart v. more…

About Hannah Edgar

QUIZ: Which Great Conductor Are You?

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Perhaps you’ve dreamed of leading some of the world’s great orchestras. But what great conductor matches your personality? Take this quiz to find out which baton-beater you are!

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Classical Music’s Most Memorable Moments on Sesame Street

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Whether teaching the ABCs or addressing decidedly more grown-up topics, Sesame Street has expanded children’s minds and hearts since its debut nearly fifty years ago. Many musicians have visited Sesame Street, introducing people of all ages to great music. There have been many inspiring musical moments on Sesame Street, but here are some of WFMT’s favorites!

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12 Composers Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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As temperatures drop and the days grow short, our favorite composers have some tips on how to warm up this winter. Not only did the following composers write some of the most beloved songs and sounds of the season, they also didn’t shy away from subfreezing temperatures!

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An American Dance Craze Hits Europe

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European music took root in the Americas as the colonies began to expand. But the more enthusiastic cultural exchange arguably occurred on the other side of the Atlantic. Learn more about how early American dance created a craze in Europe.

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8 U.S. Presidents You Didn’t Know Were Musicians

Gov. Bill Clinton, sitting with the band, turns out an impressive version of "Heatrbreak Hotel" as Arsenio Hall gestures approvingly in the musical opening of "The Arsenio Hall Show" taping at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, June 3, 1992.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The United States is the land of the free and the home of a lot of diverse musicians! Did you know that some of our nation’s leaders past and present more…

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31 Freaky & Frightening Classical Works to Haunt Your Halloween

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Looking to pull a horror movie marathon this Halloween? Or maybe do a two-step with a ghost? No matter what your plans, chances are there’s a classical composer out there that’s written the soundtrack to your Halloween.

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10 Reaction Gifs of Leonard Bernstein Conducting That You Never Knew You Always Needed

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To many, Leonard Bernstein was and always will be the great American conductor. To commemorate this modern master, we’re looking back at some of Bernstein’s most performative moments in a postmodern way – gifs!

Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández on His U.S. Debut, Revolution, and Reconciliation

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Internationally renowned Cuban pianist Frank Fernández has played in some 40 countries, but never the United States – until now. On August 18th, Fernández makes his long-overdue recital debut in the more…

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16 Summer Music Festivals You Should Visit

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Though the ‘regular’ performance season has ended, you don’t have to stop enjoying live performances. Summer festivals across the globe allow you to experience great performances with the artists you love all year more…

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