Scherzo : Deceptive Cadence Contrary to popular belief, there's plenty of humor in classical music. "Scherzo" means joke, in Italian, so be on the lookout for random acts of horseplay, including weekly cartoons and hand crafted interactive puzzlers.

Timpani are also called kettledrums. These instruments crafted by Antonio Stradivari were, for a time, more kettles than drums. DEA Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Flutist Yukie Ota kept her cool at the Carl Nielsen Flute Competition yesterday in Odense, Denmark. Odense Symphony hide caption

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Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

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American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, circa 1965. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Try naming -- in order -- each piece of music and it's composer in this audio montage.

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Pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki presents the "viola organista" on Oct. 18 in Krakow, Poland. Zubrzycki spent almost four years building the instrument, which is based on a late 15th-century design by Leonardo da Vinci. Tomasz Wiech/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

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