In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation. Carol Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Soprano Jessye Norman's new CD, Roots: My Life, My Song was recorded in front of a live audience in Berlin. It features her take on jazz and gospel standards. hide caption

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