Lucky paper lanterns in a shop in Manhattan's Chinatown.
January 26, 2012 Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a banquet of musical possibilities at WQXR.
Soprano Patricia Ciofi sings an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto.
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January 25, 2012 From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.
Celebrating Chinese New Year, last year, in New York's Chinatown.
January 23, 2012 Celebrate the year of the dragon with music by influential Chinese composers active in the U.S.
Lang Lang joins the Quintessenso Children's Choir for a concert of Chinese New Year favorites, part of WQXR's China in New York festival.
January 23, 2012 The superstar pianist and a Mongolian children's choir perform traditional songs for the Chinese New Year.
Members of the percussion group Mantra perform Michael Gordon's Timber at a hardware store in Alexandria, Va.
January 19, 2012 Gil Shaham takes his fiddle to the Smithsonian and a hardware store hosts post-minimalist percussion.
January 19, 2012 Banjo master Schepps and friends create an intriguing goulash of Bartók, bluegrass and bebop.
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Seismic singing from the bottommost voices: Know your basso buffo from your basso profondo.
January 18, 2012 With opera's subterranean serenaders, it's important to know a basso buffo from a basso profondo.
In better days, a New York City Opera attendee takes in a display about the beleagured company's rich history.
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January 13, 2012 Newly discovered Brahms, a baritone's farewell and the iPhone that mauled Mahler: all the news that's fit to link.
Mantra performs at Lowe's for a Field Recording
January 12, 2012 For composer Michael Gordon's mesmerizing Timber, written for six two-by-fours, Mantra set up a public performance of the piece in the lumber department of a big-box hardware store in Alexandria, Va.
German comedian Loriot.
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January 11, 2012 A trip to Germany uncovers a master of comedy and a very special symphony.
A new album by Cappella Amsterdam explores rarely performed choral music by Leos Janáček.
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January 10, 2012 A new album by Cappella Amsterdam uncovers rarely heard music by the quirky Czech master.
Alexis Weissenberg's skill at playing Schubert on the accordion saved his life during World War II.
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January 9, 2012 The dynamic pianist escaped the Nazis to build a brilliant career.
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Does this ring a bell? Match the composers with their compositions that include sleigh bells.
December 22, 2011 How well do you know your bells? Match the jingling music with the composer who wrote it.
Edwin Outwater leads the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony in fresh music from the 40 and under crowd.
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony
December 20, 2011 An Ontario orchestra shines in recent music by Nico Muhly, Jonny Greenwood and Richard Reed Parry.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has made its belated debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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December 16, 2011 A belated Boston debut, betting on a symphony, composing at 103, and a new CD from Hannibal Lecter.
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