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William Byrd

William Byrd artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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Nico Muhly

September 15, 2010 The composer recalls his youth as a chorister, and a special feeling for the music of William Byrd.

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

October 4, 2010 The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.

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December 12, 2007 A new generation of musicians is moving into the classical spotlight; these recordings show why.

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Queen Elizabeth I's coronation portrait

November 15, 2011 No historical fakery: Here's the real music of the Elizabethan era.

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June 22, 2007 The new choral ensemble performs music written in England for a religious service called Compline.

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass.

December 5, 2012 Hear the acclaimed British choral group's concert of sacred music from 16th century England.

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Stile Antico

October 25, 2010 Watch a video of the celebrated vocal group singing music by William Byrd at a Tiny Desk Concert.

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Music for Compline

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  • Album: Music for Compline
  • Artist: Stile Antico
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 28

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  • Album: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 28
  • Artist: Hélène Grimaud
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Kreutzer Sonata

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  • Album: Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Kreutzer Sonata
  • Artist: Vadim Repin
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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  • Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Artist: Paavo Järvi
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4

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  • Album: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
  • Artist: Lang Lang
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets

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  • Album: Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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  • Album: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
  • Artist: Sarah Chang
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

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  • Album: Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies
  • Artist: Mikhail Pletnev
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Bach: Goldberg Variations

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  • Album: Bach: Goldberg Variations
  • Artist: Simone Dinnerstein
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007