The Emerson Quartet's latest passion is the late string quartets by Dvorak. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 [Allegretto]

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Audio Only: David Russell's Tiny Desk Concert

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Daniel Bjarnason, from Iceland, is among a new crop of young composers equally conversant in classical and popular music. Bedroom Community Records hide caption

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Brooklyn, Iceland And Outer Space: New Classical CDs

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Composer Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto is this year's Pultizer Prize winner for music. Candace DiCarlo hide caption

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Higdon: Violin Concerto - "Fly Forward" (excerpt)

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The Kronos Quartet's latest cross-cultural exploration finds the band collaborating with master musicians from Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Jay Blakesberg. hide caption

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Hear Adam Neiman Play Chopin In The NPR Studio

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Canadian violinist James Ehnes won a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of Barber's Violin Concerto. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chopin With A Polish Touch

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Hercules had perfect abs. For that reason and a few others, this statue of him stands in Florence, Italy. iStock hide caption

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Hear Earl Wild, At Age 90, Discuss His Career With Fred Child

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Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra offers an urban twist on classical traditions. Non-classical Records hide caption

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Sacred Songs And DJs: New Classical CDs

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Teddy Pendergrass performs in London in 1982. Redferns hide caption

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Hear Kenny Gamble And Leon Huff On Realizing Pendergrass Wasn't Just A Drummer

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