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December 2, 2009 On his new album, Diminuito, Rolf Lislevand and his lute spin the traditions of the Italian Renaissance in surprisingly fresh directions. He and his group of musicians sound, at times, more like a jazz combo than an early-music ensemble.
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November 22, 2009 From sensuous-sounding Chopin to a radical remix of Terry Riley's IN C, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and All Things Considered host Guy Raz spin a wide assortment of new classical CDs.
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February 11, 2007 Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake and the Dixie Chicks are just a few of the big names in contention at the 49th annual Grammy Awards. But this year's list of nominees also offers plenty of gems beyond the obvious blockbusters.
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December 12, 2006 Cincinnati-based WGUC plays classical music 24 hours a day, reaching out to the genre's newcomers and longtime aficionados alike. WGUC music director Kent Teeters compiled this list of the 10 best classical CD discoveries of 2006.
October 6, 2006 Rolf Lislevand plays 17th-century music, but in an open, improvisatory style. He joins Fred Child in NPR's Studio 4A to play a set of gentle music on baroque guitar, and to talk about his conviction that improvisation lies at the heart of this music.
March 26, 2006 Norwegian baroque guitarist Rolf Lislevand offers a 21st-century take on music written around 1600. He drops by NPR's Studio 4A to perform with instruments exotic to modern ears, and tell Liane Hansen about the CD Nuove Musiche.
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