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Gustavo Dudamel applauds the youngsters of Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra after their Thursday performance in Stirling.
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June 22, 2012 Scottish orchestral lads and lasses, Met disclosures and Erik Satie's cuisine blanche: all the news that's fit to link.
Can classical music get down and party?
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May 10, 2011 Can classical music get down and party? Some jazz musicians sure think so.
Hooray. It's Elephant Appreciation Day!
September 22, 2010 To mark National Elephant Appreciation day, test your wits with a "critter quiz." Your job? Match each musical example to the creature it represents.
April 19, 2009 The small, family-run record label from the south of France has thwarted the downward slide in classical music sales by choosing unorthodox recording projects and trusting its musicians. While other labels' sales have collapsed, Harmonia Mundi is thriving.
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October 30, 2008 Work is nothing more than eight hours of stress, with a lunch break in the middle. You find it's getting easier than ever to fly off the handle, even when the cause is as benign as a lack of hazelnut creamer in the coffee line. Don't reach for the Alka-Seltzer or Prozac. Instead, these five tunes will ease your toughest day on the job just fine.
June 8, 2008 The spare, haunting melodies of composer and pianist Erik Satie have inspired musicians, from Claude Debussy to John Cale. Guitarists Jonathan Stone and Adrian Bond come from different backgrounds — Stone from bossa nova and Bond from ambient music — but find a common interest in the composer's work.
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November 26, 2007 Measha Brueggergosman is a young soprano on the rise. Her major label debut, Surprise, features offbeat cabaret songs by Satie and Schoenberg. She describes the CD as "classical music letting its hair down."
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February 17, 2006 Dada was an absurd, outrageous, puzzling international art movement inspired by World War I. It used art to comment on the modern world its hypocrisies that wiped out a generation.
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December 1, 2002 Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet sets out to record the complete solo piano works of French composer Erik Satie. The first disc in the project, The Magic of Satie, is now available. The musician talks with NPR's Liane Hansen.
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