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John Luther Adams John Luther Adams wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

Listen to Fred Child's interview with the composer about his winning piece "Become Ocean." More >>

Bryce Dessner Bryce Dessner's St. Carolyn by the Sea

For PT's weekly musical focus on 21st century music, Fred Child talked with composer Bryce Dessner of indie-rock band The National. More >>

Emily Reese Friend of Fred: Emily Reese

Radio host Emily Reese combines her enthusiasm for playing video games and passion for classical music as the host of Top Score, a weekly podcast highlighting video game music and the people who create it. More >>

The Danish String Quartet In studio with the Danish String Quartet

Full interview, photos and video of the Danish String Quartet. More >>

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra live from Berlin

Watch the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with maestro Manfred Honeck and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter open the August 2013 Musikfest Berlin festival. More >>

Sharleen Joynt Sharleen Joynt: Flirting with love onstage and on TV

Soprano Sharleen Joynt talks about covering a role at the Metropolitan Opera, her appearance on the TV show The Bachelor, and how a career in opera begs difficult questions about what is important in life. More >>

TianYang Liu Young Artist in Residence: TianYang Liu

Free music downloads, interviews, and video of TianYang Liu and Keisuke Nakagoshi. More >>

Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze

In 1902, Gustav Klimt created the Beethoven Frieze, a massive painting inspired Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. More >>

Alexander Melnikov In studio with Alexander Melnikov

Alexander Melnikov joins host Fred Child in the studio to talk about overcoming nervousness and the depths of Franz Schubert's most difficult piece, "The Wanderer Fantasy." More >>

Sakura trees in bloom Tears of Sakura

The Great East Japan Earthquake took place on March 11, 2011. Composer and conductor Yannick Paget, who lives in Japan, expressed his grief for those lost and his hopes for recovery through his composition "Tears of Sakura." More >>

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