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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

What better gift than music for the season in which we celebrate God, the source of all beauty, becoming man? Here are recommendations of ten outstanding albums of Christmas-themed classical...

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." —Father Zossima, in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Is there an opera that better conveys the mood of late autumn—with the inevitability of...

Across the centuries, composers have been inspired by the twin dramas of human conflict and the subsequent making of peace. Here are ten great pieces of classical music that dramatize war, celebrate its resolution, and recall its sacrifices.