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Duo Sudeste warmed up Studio C on a cold, rainy November day.

The Violins of Hope took residence in Nashville in early 2018. For months, they were displayed, discussed, and even played.

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Eighty years ago today, thousands of Jewish synagogues, businesses and homes all over Germany were vandalized and set on fire as firefighters, under orders from Gestapo leaders, stood by. The violent anti-Semitic demonstrations that would leave 91 Jews dead and approximately 30,000 arrested and sent to concentration camps is known as Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night” or “The Night of Broken Glass”), after the shards of broken glass that littered the streets afterwards.

To build our Radio Fest playlist we asked some Nashville musicians and music lovers which piece of classical music they would play for someone who has never heard classical music before.

To mark the centennial of the WWI armistice, pianist Craig Nies brought music by Maurice Ravel.

There's an unspoken rule in classical music that 5th symphonies are not to be taken lightly.

Even though democratic elections were not all that common during the time of Beethoven or Bach, music has never shied away from politics. Throughout music history, this commentary has been both friendly and fiery. From tribute to finger-wagging, here is a playlist to accompany your vote.

A collection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.