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Articles by Andrea Blain

Learning to Listen: Themes of Love and Romance Article

Composers have reflected on themes of love in their music pretty much for as long as music has existed. This week on Learning to Listen, we're going to hear music that reflects ideas of romance or love as Valentine's Day approaches.


Leonard Bernstein will always be America's music teacher Article

Many Americans were inspired by Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts to pursue musical dreams: to become performers, conductors or teachers. He also inspired a love of classical music in countless people across the world. But that's only part of his legacy as a music teacher.


Casals to Camelot: The 2017 Centenary of President John F. Kennedy's Birth Article

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born 100 years ago, on May 29, 1917. In this hour-long special, 'From Casals to Camelot', host Andrea Blain marks his centenary with a look at the way classical music formed an important part of his legacy.