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Brooklyn Rider's new album, The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, comes out Sept. 30.
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September 21, 2014 The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.
June 13, 2012 The NPR Classical team discusses and spins a variety of favorite new discs and downloads.
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Brooklyn Rider funded their newest album nearly twice over by using Kickstarter.
March 1, 2012 Classical musicians are finding big success in funding their projects with fan donations.
Brooklyn Rider's new album, Seven Steps, comes out Feb. 21.
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February 5, 2012 Hear the immensely talented string quartet plumb new depths and play Beethoven, a new piece by Christopher Tignor and a new piece they collaboratively composed.
Violist Nicholas Cords likes his Japanese soba noodles on the quiet side.
November 23, 2011 Brooklyn Rider's intrepid violist finds a perfect musical partner for his favorite Japanese food.
September 28, 2011 Watch a documentary about the fabulously energetic orchestra called The Knights.
Brooklyn Rider, immersed in the music of Philip Glass.
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July 12, 2011 The string quartet explores intimate music by today's most popular composer.
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Some dismiss the music of Jules Massenet as "fluff" — but not Nicholas Cords.
March 17, 2011 For the Brooklyn Rider musician, it wasn't easy being a closeted violist in high school. Now, he's a closeted indie rock fan.
Brooklyn Rider's Nick Cords once yearned for the days of larger-than-life violin virtuosos.
September 20, 2010 The Brooklyn Rider violist used to pine for the good old days of great performers recorded on scratchy old 78 rpm discs. But now he finds that the real 'golden age' may be at hand.
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Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky.
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June 24, 2010 Classical music is thriving, thanks to innovative young musicians, masterful veterans and forward-thinking independent labels. Hear a handful of the year's best classical CDs so far.
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