Daniel Caruth

Amit Peled/CAP Records

For Amit Peled, To Brahms With Love is more than an album, it is a true sentiment. He says love, or a childhood crush, led to his lifelong relationship with the cello. 

Photo Courtesy of Cedille Records

It can be hard for anyone to show adequate admiration for their mother, but it can be even harder when your mom is beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

That's why soprano Patrice Michaels and Cedille Records founder James Ginsburg decided to devote an entire album to the famed associate justice. James and Patrice are married & James' mother is the Notorious RBG herself.

"Notorious RBG in Song," is a portrait of her life in nine original pieces with help from pianist Kuang-Hao Huang among others.

Courtesy/Dom Flemons

No figure is more iconic to the United States than the cowboy. The Western hero appears mostly in the form of John Wayne and the Marlboro Man. But on his new album Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys, the founding memeber of the Carolina Chocolate Drops challenges the stereotypes of the frontier. 

On Simone Dinnerstein's new album Circles, the pianist debuts an original concerto from Philip Glass.

The minimalist, yet romantic piece, which Glass composed specifically for Dinnerstein, sprung from a breakfast meeting in the prolific composer's garden. She says the new work uses repetition to mirror human values in music. 

"It's something that we need... to revisit experiences," she says. "I just feel like that's something where the music is reflecting a need that we have as people." 

Arts Center of The Ozarks

As the government clamps down on migrants crossing the U.S.- Mexico border and refugees from the Middle East seek asylum in Europe, immigration is sparking fierce debate. But, in this political climate, the roots of human migration are often lost.  

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