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December 9, 2009 In keeping with the musically offbeat direction of his weekly show ("The New Releases") on Minnesota Public Radio, host Michael Barone introduces 10 overlooked but excellent classical albums from 2009.
December 9, 2008 Improvisation is making a comeback in certain corners of the classical world. Early-music specialists honor the tradition of improvising on what the composer wrote, and some young classical musicians who grew up with jazz, rock and world music feel as comfortable with improv as they do with interpretation.
March 26, 2008 The keyboardist delivers a historically informed performance worthy of the passion behind Handel's Organ Concertos on a new CD. Egarr possesses a remarkable gift for combining subtle musical gestures with forward–moving, irrepressible rhythms.
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December 4, 2003 Violinist Andrew Manze and harpsichordist Richard Egarr take a sonata by Arcangelo Corelli into new territory — at least for modern audiences. Manze improvises within Corelli's score, as he believes was common practice when it was performed in 1700. Manze and Eggar's new CD is called Corelli Violin Sonatas, Op. 5. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Fred Child.
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