Conductor Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2014. A.J. Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Soprano Ailyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello met in music school. Now married, the couple sings together around the world — as in Gounod's Romeo and Juliet at Opera Philadelphia in 2001. Kelly & Massa Photography/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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Conductor Simon Rattle, who has reportedly told the Berlin Philharmonic he will leave his post there in 2018. Thomas Rabsch/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The young pianist Inon Barnatan plays Debussy and Ravel with striking assurance. Avie Records hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Conductor Simon Rattle has a special affinity for Haydn and his music. Peter Adamik hide caption

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