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The young Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder shines in Mozart, Jorge Federico Osorio reintroduces an intoxicating Mexican concerto and Elisveta Blumina reveals the gentle side of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

How do you write something like Partita for 8 Voices, the a cappella vocal piece that is this year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music?

"Very late at night," says the composer, Caroline Shaw, speaking with NPR's Scott Simon. "Sometimes it comes from having a sound in your head that you really want to hear, that you've never heard before, and struggling to make that sound happen in any way you can."

The Art Of The Centri-Fugue

Apr 19, 2013

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Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is Helguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work atArtworld Salon and on his own site.

How Do You Handle Loneliness On The Road?

Apr 18, 2013

At NPR Music part of our job is to talk with musicians. It's always interesting, sometimes inspiring, infrequently tedious — and once in a blue moon, completely transcendent.

It's difficult to overstate Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara's contributions to contemporary music.

When the orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony to New York, listeners hear an ensemble comfortable with the composer's quirks and thrills. Hear what one critic calls a "mesmerizing experience."

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