Deceptive Cadence From NPR Classical

Gael García Bernal (right), Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell star in the classical music comedy series Mozart in the Jungle. Nicole Rivelli /Amazon Studios hide caption

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The British choral group called The Sixteen have taken on new settings of the ancient Stabat Mater text. Molina Visuals/The Sixteen hide caption

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Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman. Ray Tamarra/WireImage hide caption

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Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich's once brilliant career took a dive after the official party paper criticized one of his operas in 1936. Shostakovich responded with his powerful Fifth Symphony. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexander Scriabin originally set out to write a piece called "Orgiastic Poem," centered on physical ecstasy, but later decided to alter the title to something more ambiguous. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The late conductor, keyboard player and scholar Christopher Hogwood. Marco Borggreve/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The French horns of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA — a yearly summer project organized by Carnegie Hall — rehearsed Saturday in Purchase, N.Y., in advance of their tour around the country. Chris Lee/Courtesy of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA hide caption

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Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, with conductor Zubin Mehta. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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