Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.
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January 23, 2013 Two opera stars conjure the intimate atmosphere of the late 19th-century Parisian salon, telling stories and singing songs by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Debussy.
Little Ferry, N.J., photographed here Oct. 30, 2012, was one of the cities greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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November 5, 2012 In the midst of crisis, music can sometimes mitigate the pain and loss. From powerful pop songs and intimate string quartets to soaring symphonies or singer-songwriters, tell us what you're listening to in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (and the stress of the election).
Daniel Hope occupies his time performing, recording, writing, shooting videos and running music festivals.
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April 5, 2012 Amidst concerts, recordings, books and music videos, violinist Daniel Hope finds the time to settle down in Georgia each spring as the associate artistic director of the Savannah Music Festival.
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Don't let a bounty of baritones leave you bewildered.
December 14, 2011 Hear what happens when the natural male speaking voice turns to song in this baritone bonanza.
The Ebène Quartet plays everything from surf rock and jazz standards to Debussy and Ravel.
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July 13, 2011 Hear the versatile group play Ravel, Debussy and Fauré at the Savannah Music Festival.
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November 26, 2008 This week, a look back to some excellent music-making from past shows, where a 13-year-old violinist with an affinity for engineering plays Kreisler and four top trombonists slide into an ear-catching contemporary work This show originally aired on October 17, 2007
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November 11, 2007 Grace Cathedral in San Francisco performed Gabriel Faure's Requiem on Veterans Day, and broke with tradition, dedicating the music not just to fallen soldiers, but to all souls.
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August 3, 2006 "A Princess in her Tower," by Gabriel Faure, evokes a vivid image of wavy, golden locks and royal tears. Catrin Finch is the harpist in this stunning piece. She's in concert at the University of Maryland.
November 28, 2005 Young Artist in Residence Colin Jacobsen brings a group of musical friends to NPR's Studio 4A for an all-French program of songs, including the tender Berceuse by Gabriel Faure and Debussy's poignant final Sonata for Violin and Piano.
April 15, 2005 A predictable yet wondrous event has begun around the country: the American dogwood is in bloom. For many, the ancient plant's flowers bring music to mind.
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