Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Simone Dinnerstein

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For Queen Mary II's funeral, Henry Purcell wrote a simple and stately march. Peter Lely/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Hear An Audio Inroduction to 'The Fairy Queen'

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'Pomp and Circumstance'

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Bejun Mehta's new CD features the music of Handel. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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Alfred Deller sings "music for a While" by Henry Purcell (rec. 1949)

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Yes, even in the straight-laced world of classical music, one can find all manner of hoodwinking and horseplay. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Classical Cutups For April Fools' Day

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