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Under a magical spell, Titania (Sally Dexter) falls in love with Bottom (Desmond Barrit)

August 7, 2009 A freewheeling take on Shakespeare makes an appearance at London's lauded summertime concerts.

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines.

April 13, 2011 Hear the pianist pick favorite recordings, from Lorraine Hunt Lieberson to Leonard Cohen.

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A man blows into a brass instrument

April 1, 2010 Renee Montagne and Miles Hoffman spin some of classical music's more lewd and laughable moments.

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Discover Songs

Bejun Mehta is a popular countertenor

November 30, 2010 In classical music, guys who sing high are countertenors. Three of the best have brand new CDs.

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More Stories

For Queen Mary II's funeral, Henry Purcell wrote a simple and stately march.

March 6, 2013 Henry Purcell's music for a royal funeral inspires composers more than 400 years later.

Music can help assuage Memorial Day blues.

May 29, 2011 War stories are tough, but music can help. Tell us which pieces get you through Memorial Day.

A languishing lute player

September 27, 2010 What's the saddest music you know? Hear the finest of the forlorn and the best of the bereaved.

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Bon Iver

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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  • Album: Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
  • Artist: Geraint Jones
  • Label: EMI Classics
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Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 and 199

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  • Album: Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 and 199
  • Artist: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
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The Schubert Album

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  • Album: The Schubert Album
  • Artist: Renée Fleming
  • Label: London
  • Released: 1997
 

Beethoven/Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos

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  • Artist: Sir Yehudi Menuhin
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In My Life

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  • Album: In My Life
  • Artist: Judy Collins
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  • Released: 1966
 

See You On The Moon

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  • Artist: Tift Merritt
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The Best Of Saint-Saëns

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  • Album: The Best Of Saint-Saëns
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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 "Russian", No. 1, No. 2 "The Joke", No. 5 "How do you do?"

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  • Album: Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 "Russian", No. 1, No. 2 "The Joke", No. 5 "How do you do?"
  • Artist: Kodaly Quartet
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  • Released: 1994
 

Mozart: Night Music

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  • Artist: Andrew Manze
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The Art of the Bawdy Song

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  • Album: The Art of the Bawdy Song
  • Artist: Baltimore Consort
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  • Released: 1992