Albums of the Week

New Releases: Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique,' Piano Encores and Benedictine Nuns

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Tchaikovsky – a composer of choice at the 2014 Winter Olympics – leads off our Albums of the Week. Plus: Alexandre Tharaud's encore collection and some Lent-themed chant.


Fishko Files

All About Encores

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Classical concerts have their own rhythm and their own rituals. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, one of them is the encore.



Encores Gone Wild

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The encore has shifted from a spontaneous treat to a "dessert expected to follow dinner," even if the meal was five courses long and washed down with a heavy red wine, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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