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Teen boy rides a skateboard on a park path, holding a violin
Screenshot of "Kettering skateboarding violinist teen filling park with classical music" via 2 News WDTN, Ohio

"It would probably be fun to ride the skateboard and play my instrument and see if I could do it," he said. Also: the world's oldest audio recordings and the collectors who restore them, Copland's music played in Copland's house, and the fascinating hydraulophone.

Doing It by the Book

Nov 18, 2020
photo by Brandi Redd / Unsplash

“Reading is an act of civilization … it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.”– Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author.

Stanley Zimny via Flickr

When you think of music that makes you feel at home, what comes to mind? We'll play your favorite music throughout Thanksgiving weekend.

Screenshot of "Conductor Breaks Down Orchestra Scenes From Movies & TV | WIRED"

Come, let us lead you through the week in music, including quarantinnovative (a word we just coined right now) one-man bands, heartwarming stories of artists young and old, and renowned conductor Marin Alsop's ultimate TV orchestra takedown.

Instant Replay: 020

Nov 11, 2020

This month, we're listening to music of all stripes: jazzy songs from the 1950s, energetic fiddle tunes, tracks that remind us of home, and songs that tell us it's all going to be okay.