Andris Nelsons
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Nelsons Conducts Shostakovich's "Leningrad"

Saturday night at 8, hear an encore broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Baiba Skride in a new work by Sofia Gubaidulina, and Andris Nelsons leading the orchestra in Shostakovich's gripping "Leningrad" Symphony.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Centaur

Italian pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs and teaches around the world. His latest CD, “Napoli,” is a touching tribute to the Italy he loves, and it's WCRB's CD of the Week.

With the start of a new concert season, WCRB has everything you need to know about the cornucopia of 2018-2019 season opening concerts in Greater Boston.

Innovative online classical music entertainment experience will celebrate the Leonard Bernstein Centennial throughout its first year

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Mysterious ancient stones, a European tour gone off the rails, the "world's fastest" violinist... this link roundup covers all weird and wonderful stories from the week in classical music.

Photo of Fleming courtesy of the artist / Photo of Moore by Gordon Correll

Buckle up, because this link roundup goes places, baby. Here are some of our favorite stories from this week on the classical music internet.

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A few weeks before the 2016 presidential election, composer Gabriel Kahane decided he needed to take a journey. On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after the votes were counted, Kahane boarded an Amtrak train in Penn Station in New York City. He left his smartphone behind. He unplugged from the Internet. And he spent the next two weeks riding across the country, talking to people.

Jamie Bernstein can't call her childhood a typical one. On any given weekend, she might find Lauren Bacall, Isaac Stern, Richard Avedon, Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Lillian Hellman or Sidney Lumet hanging out at her house. Jamie's father was Leonard Bernstein.

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