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Concerts

Soprano Veronica Cangemi with members of the Emsemble Matheus at their Zankel Hall performance on March 6, 2013.

March 6, 2013 Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to works by Handel and Vivaldi.

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The Venice Baroque Orchestra

December 3, 2009 The Italian orchestra evangelizes for Vivaldi in a concert of his music at Boston's Emmanuel Church.

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July 8, 2008 The adventuresome guitarist makes a musical jump-cut from the baroque to a modern piece.

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June 12, 2008 The acclaimed period-instrument ensemble presents a striking program of works by Vivaldi.

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Interviews & Profiles

Composer Max Richter's new album takes on Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

November 21, 2012 The composer has done a brave thing for any artist in any medium: He's messed with a classic.

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Cloud and Light, by Tshio Hosokawa, was written for the ancient Japanes instrument called the sho.

December 11, 2011 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Janine Jansen's career took off when she released one of the first classical hits on iTunes.

March 5, 2011 The violinist was one of the first classical best-sellers on iTunes, and her career has grown since.

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June 9, 2009 The Venice Baroque Orchestra performs an animated rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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August 22, 2008 Author Tom Moon surveys all genres of music, from Marian Anderson to ZZ Top.

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March 1, 2008 The eccentric British ensemble offers a fresh slant on Baroque performance.

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November 24, 2008 Five tasty tunes to enjoy while preparing the feast for family and friends on Thanksgiving.

News

"Sonochromatic cyborg" and artist Neil Harbisson — with the implanted device that converts color to sound — at his TED talk in Edinburgh last month.

July 20, 2012 Mozart in full Technicolor, band camp in Baltimore, and Mahler tans (?) in San Fran.

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

October 4, 2010 The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.

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September 16, 2006 The principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic shows how he shapes the reeds his instrument needs.

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album cover for Corps Exquis

June 30, 2013 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Jacki Lyden spin a wide range of new classical releases.

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Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

January 4, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Baritone William Shimell sings the title role in Handel's opera  Hercules in Aix-en-Provence in 2004.

February 29, 2012 The prescribed plots and extravagant music of Opera Seria dominated 18th-century opera.

How we got the Four Seasons.

September 23, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux as the crazed title character in 'Orlando Furioso.'

July 22, 2011 How Vivaldi — as well as Handel, Haydn and Rossini — made hits out of a single poem.

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What's on your summer playlist?

June 20, 2011 Does your summer playlist try to match the rising mercury or beat the heat?

Tell us your secret Musical loves.

March 14, 2011 Here's a chance for you to make public your private musical passions.

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February 6, 2009 Vivaldi's dazzling 1727 opera tells a story of sinister magic, true love and lost marbles.

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February 27, 2008 Hear music that soars with inspiration from our fine-feathered friends.

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  • Album: Early American Choral Music, Vol. 1
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