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Concerts

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle live at the Ecstatic Music Festival, held at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, on March 24, 2012.

March 23, 2012 Hear a transcendent show by a very unlikely pairing from the aptly named Ecstatic Music Festival.

Studio Sessions

Trio Mediaeval; credit: Asa M. Mikkelsen

December 1, 2009 Singers from the Baltics to Baltimore perform a diverse sampler of holiday songs in NPR's Studio 4A.

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December 25, 2003 The women of Anonymous 4 join NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to perform a selection of holiday music.

News

To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

December 6, 2012 Composer David Lang's work for the vocal quartet reflects the modern world, not mythology.

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An image of the Holy Spirit-inspired Hildegard and her scribe from the Rupertsberg Codex des Liber Scivias, c. 1180.

December 21, 2011 The 12th-century female composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen will be canonized next year.

An image of the Holy Spirit-inspired Hildegard and her scribe from the Rupertsberg Codex des Liber Scivias, c. 1180.

December 21, 2011 The 12th-century female composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen will be canonized next year.

Reviews

The vocal group Anonymous 4.

November 8, 2011 Anonymous 4 sings a cappella music passed down from their 14th-century musical siblings.

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The vocal group Anonymous 4.

November 8, 2011 Anonymous 4 sings a cappella music passed down from their 14th-century musical siblings.

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More Stories

A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.

December 25, 2012 The flow of classical Christmas albums has slowed, triggering a longing for past recordings.

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Hunting and gathering music for your Thanksgiving holiday? Check out our playlist.

November 19, 2012 Our suggestions for a Turkey Day playlist, brimming with American sounds.

Brooklyn Rider funded their newest album nearly twice over by using Kickstarter.

March 1, 2012 Classical musicians are finding big success in funding their projects with fan donations.

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M.I.A.

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La Bele Marie: Songs to the Virgin from 13th-Century France

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  • Album: La Bele Marie: Songs to the Virgin from 13th-Century France
  • Artist: Anonymous 4
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  • Released: 2002
 

American Angels

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Secret Voices: Chant & Polyphony from the Las Huelgas Codex

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