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The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Pavel Haas Quartet

WQXR-APM

Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet" in music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Smetana, live from the intimate Weill Recital Hall.

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Third World In Concert

XPN

Well known as ambassadors of reggae, Jamaican veterans Third World have been performing in one form or another since the 1970s. Hear a concert recorded live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Third World In Concert

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Avishai Cohen of Third World Love. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Third World Love: Live In Concert

WBGO

As its name suggests, this quartet borrows from the folk-dance rhythms of Africa and the Middle East. But it also draws on the perspective of modern jazz. Hear a live recording.

Now vs. Now: (L-R) Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Mark Guiliana. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Now Vs. Now: Live In Concert

WBGO

Jason Lindner refracts the sounds of New York City, from bebop to way beyond. His electro-groove trio, heavy on synths, bent bass notes and backbeats, slings a cosmopolitan take on the jam session.

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Of Montreal

The Athens, Ga., rock group has built its reputation on wildly theatrical live performances. Watch the band's latest stage spectacle, recorded live from Washington, D.C.

Kevin Puts' Pulitzer-winning opera recounts a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troups during World War I. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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Hear The Opera That Just Won The Pulitzer

MPR News

Kevin Puts based his winning score on the French film Joyeux Nöel, which tells the true story of a surprise cease-fire among German, French and Scottish soldiers on the battlefields of World War I.

Listen: Prolgue & Act 1

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The Band On Mountain Stage

After breaking up in 1976, Levon Helm and The Band re-formed in the early 1980s and continued to perform for more than a decade. One of their concerts occurred on Mountain Stage, and you can listen to the entire show right here.

The Band On Mountain Stage

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World Cafe Live: Cheers Elephant In Concert

XPN

The Philadelphia foursome blend three-part harmonies and amped-up energy. Listen to the band's concert from World Cafe Live in their hometown.

World Cafe Live: Cheers Elephant In Concert

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Martin Bejerano Trio On JazzSet

WBGO

Potential Energy Suite is like a sonata that grooves. Hear the new work from Symphony Space.

Martin Bejerano Trio On JazzSet

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Bhi Bhiman On Mountain Stage

The second-generation Sri Lankan-American, accomplished guitarist and natural bluesman makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage.