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Clouds, Concertos And A Trip To Fiji: New Classical Albums

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

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Legacy Of An Epic: Vivaldi's 'Orlando Furioso'

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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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