He nearly gave up the instrument when he brother passed away. Instead, he kept playing and inspired scores of local musicians.
The names, news stories and performances that defined classical music in Colorado in 2013.
For his September debut as music director of the Colorado Symphony, Andrew Litton invited his old friend Branford Marsalis.
A medieval work of art cured a composer's case of writer's block and inspired a Christmas classic.
These are the top 50 best-beloved songs for the season, chosen by CPR listeners.