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Music In Holiday Concerts Thorny Subject For Public Schools

Music teachers are heroes, but their trickiest task might be picking songs for the winter concert.

Wilhelm Furtwangler: A Complex German Composer

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, but his legacy was affected by his decision to stay in Germany during WWII. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz looks at how Furtwangler is seen today.

Gary Numan On World Cafe

The British new-wave auteur performs experimental, fluid and energetic material from his new album, Dead Son Rising.
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Forty Years Of Washington Music: The Seldom Scene

A local bluegrass band is credited with transforming an entire genre of music in the Washington, D.C. area.

Reviving 'Songs For The Jewish-American Jet Set'

Tikva Records was founded as an independent Jewish record label in 1947. For the next 30 years, it would record everything from folk songs to klezmer pop. A new compilation celebrates the now-defunct label, which once recorded some of the Jewish music world's biggest names.

Tinariwen On World Cafe

Hear the North African group play live and discuss its urgent and heartbreaking new album Tassili.