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John Bonham of Led Zeppelin at the Los Angeles-area Inglewood Forum in 1973.
August 8, 2014 In classical music, percussionists go wild with drums of all shapes and sizes. Can you guess which pieces spotlight the timpani, snare and bass drums?
Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.
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January 23, 2013 Two opera stars conjure the intimate atmosphere of the late 19th-century Parisian salon, telling stories and singing songs by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Debussy.
Ray Chen performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Tuesday, Feb. 7.
November 28, 2012 Ray Chen might be the finest current violinist you don't yet know — but you soon will. See this stellar artist perform works by Sarasate and Saint-Saëns in a performance recorded live in New York.
Septuagenarian conductor Neeme Järvi brings youthful vigor to an album of brilliant pieces by Saint-Saëns.
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September 4, 2012 A new album, energetically conducted by Neeme Järvi, captures old chestnuts and new surprises by Camille Saint-Saëns in spectacular sound.
July 29, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, on Deceptive Cadence.
December 7, 2010 Vote for finalists in the "Big Break," the online video contest presented by NPR's From the Top and Carnegie Hall. The winner will get a spot on the radio show and play at America's most famous concert hall.
October 29, 2010 Fridays are funnier with a "classical cartoon at noon" at Deceptive Cadence.
Hooray. It's Elephant Appreciation Day!
September 22, 2010 To mark National Elephant Appreciation day, test your wits with a "critter quiz." Your job? Match each musical example to the creature it represents.
Yes, even in the straight-laced world of classical music, one can find all manner of hoodwinking and horseplay.
April 1, 2010 Yes, even within the hallowed halls of classical music, one can find all manner of hoodwinking, horseplay and even a raunchy song or two. Hear Renee Montagne and Miles Hoffman spin some of the more lewd and laughable musical jokes.
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October 24, 2008 From the ancient "Day of the Dead" melody to depictions of ghouls and witches, composers have long tapped into the dark side to serve up some deliciously devilish music.
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