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Notes on music from around the world and throughout history.
Labor of Love This year, classical music fans celebrate the centennial of Benjamin Britten. But they shouldn't forget his lifelong collaborator and lover, Peter Pears. 
Classical Covers How classical music has more in common with pop than you might think.
Sounds from the Grove Delius's earliest composition is also his most beloved, and it was inspired by the orange groves of Florida.
Sound of the States There's something familiar about American compositions, across genres and musical periods. What's behind the American sound?
The Difficulty of Debussy To appreciate an impressionist, forget everything you knew about listening to classical.