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June 30, 2013 From an intriguing East meets West merger to Vivaldi played with velocity, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Jacki Lyden explore a wide range of new classical releases.
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March 6, 2013 Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to operatic works by Vivaldi, Handel and the little-heard Nicola Antonio Porpora — a composer who was once Handel's rival.
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January 4, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Composer Max Richter's new album takes on Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
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November 21, 2012 The composer has done a brave thing for any artist in any medium: He's messed with a classic, specifically, Vivaldi's most famous four violin concertos. Richter says he had "to figure out how much Max and how much Vivaldi there was going on at every moment."
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"Sonochromatic cyborg" and artist Neil Harbisson — with the implanted device that converts color to sound — at his TED talk in Edinburgh last month.
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July 20, 2012 Mozart in full Technicolor, band camp in Baltimore, and Mahler tans (?) in San Fran: all the classical news that's fit to link.
Baritone William Shimell sings the title role in Handel's opera Hercules in Aix-en-Provence in 2004.
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February 29, 2012 Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
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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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.'
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July 22, 2011 How Vivaldi — as well as Handel, Haydn and Rossini — made hits out of a single poem filled with passion, violence, mystery and magic.
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What's on your summer playlist?
June 20, 2011 Do you go with the flow, listening to summer-themed pieces, or do you beat the heat with music that sounds chilly?
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