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Stephen Hough's 'French Album,' A 'Musical Dessert Trolley'

The concert pianist's latest album resulted from his study of what makes a piece of music uniquely French.

From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail

Apart from the obvious stardom of The Beatles, one of the things that makes Abbey Road Studios unique is the diversity of the music recorded there. From becoming the world's first-ever custom recording studio to facing an era of low-budget self-recording, Abbey Road "continues to push boundaries."

Ben Gibbard: Living With Ghosts

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman recently released his first solo album, which he says spans eight years, three relationships and two hometowns' worth of songwriting.

Placido Domingo On Pop Singers And Karaoke

The influential opera star has just released his first album of pop music in more than 20 years. Here, he discusses collaborating with Susan Boyle, singing at family events and more.

Brandy's 'Two Eleven' Is One For Whitney

The singer helped upend the sound of R&B in the 1990s, when she was just a teenager. She also made a powerful and inspiring friend in Whitney Houston.

Grizzly Bear On World Cafe

Originally started as a bedroom project, the band just released the lavishly produced Shields.