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Arts Features

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Every day there are exciting things going on in Rochester's cultural arts community and the world of classical music. Here you'll find stories highlighting the arts, musicians and artists around the world and in our own community.
  • Illustration by Jed Chisholm for NPR
    The album's not dead! Want proof? NPR Music's list of the best albums of 2023 features masterworks by veterans, newcomers, iconoclasts and at least one supergroup.
  • The 1808 Érard piano that Napoleon gifted to his second wife, Marie-Louise, is on long-term loan from the <a href="https://momh.org.uk/">Museum of Music History</a> to the <a href="https://www.cobbecollection.co.uk/">Cobbe Collection</a> of historic instruments outside London.
    Museum of Music History
    British composer Martin Phipps discusses how he used an 1808 French piano that once belonged to Napoleon in the score for Ridley Scott's biopic of the one-time emperor.