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Deceptive Cadence : NPR
Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.
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At 15, George Li won a silver medal the Tchaikovsky Competition. Now, at 22, he

The young musician, whose career has begun to fully blossom, charts his own course, with successful stops at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Harvard University.

(Image credit: Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist)

4 days ago |
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John Corigliano and music director Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic

With a Pulitzer, an Oscar, five Grammys and over 100 works to his credit, the American composer is still hard at work.

(Image credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Philharmonic)

7 days ago |
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Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya with her husband, Russian cellist, conductor and composer Mstislav Rostropovich in 1959.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, commentator Miles Hoffman highlights the most notable of classical music couples.

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12 days ago |
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Two of Florence Price

Like her violin concertos, which were recently rediscovered in an abandoned house, Florence Price's undervalued reputation is undergoing some richly deserved restoration.

(Image credit: G. Nelidoff/Florence Price Papers, University or Arkansas Libraries)

16 days ago |
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Watch the young British sensation Sheku Kanneh-Mason's lovely, classical-inspired take on "No Woman, No Cry."

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19 days ago |
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Kelsey Grammer onstage in the Los Angeles Opera production of Leonard Bernstein

The actor best known as Dr. Frasier Crane discusses his first opera performance, as Dr. Pangloss in Leonard Bernstein's Candide at the Los Angeles Opera.

(Image credit: Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Los Angeles Opera)

22 days ago |
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Third Coast Percussion

Hear the group's subtle makeover of "Madeira River," a rippling portrait of one of the Amazon's grandest tributaries.

(Image credit: Saverio Truglia)

23 days ago |
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The 1983 Canadian Opera Company production of Elektra, the first to use supertitles.

In 1983, the Canadian Opera Company was the first to use simultaneous translations projected above the stage. Now it's an expected part of the opera-going experience.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Canadian Opera Company)

1 month ago |
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Charles Dutoit, leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012. Following sexual assault allegations, the conductor has stepped down immediately as the orchestra

Accused of sexual harassment and shunned by the major American orchestras, Dutoit's relationship with the organization was described as "untenable."

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In the animated short Fantasia Dei Gatti, violinist Augustin Hadelich serenades a few alley cats.

Violinist Augustin Hadelich unveils the world premiere of an adorable animated short film where the music of Paganini and a clowder of music-loving felines collide.

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