Music Makers : Deceptive Cadence From emerging artists to past masters, find out who is shaking up classical music. We present concerts, interviews, commentary and video from some of today's leading musicians.

Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Haaheim is principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Justin Haaheim/Courtesy of Jason Haaheim hide caption

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

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The new album from the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing features music by John Luther Adams. Courtesy of Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The White Wind

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    The White Wind
    Album
    Canticles of the Holy Wind
    Artist
    The Crossing
    Label
    Cantaloupe
    Released
    2017

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Leo Brouwer went from being an orphan in Cuba to one of the most prolific Latin American composers alive today. Danay Nápoles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'To Be Useful Is Something Incredible': Leo Brouwer Reflects On His Legacy

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On the new album Rímur, Trio Mediaeval teams up with trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Oddleiv Apneseth/Courtesy of ECM hide caption

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04Morgunstjarna

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    Morgunstjarna
    Album
    Rimur
    Artist
    Trio Mediaeval
    Label
    ECM
    Released
    2017

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Max Richter brings a diverse playlist with him for an NPR Music Guest DJ session. Yulia Mahr/Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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What's Composer Max Richter Listening To? Pretty Much Everything

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko, standing next to his poem 'Babi Yar' during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem in 2007. Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Confronting Anti-Semitism In Russia, In Words And Then Music

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Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform in Bryce Dessner's Black Mountain Songs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Julieta Cervantes hide caption

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Childhood's Retreat

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Tenor Scott Joiner and mezzo-soprano Viktoria Falcone try to find love via Tinder in a still from Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera. YouTube hide caption

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'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

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Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski's new album, Fantasies, features music by Mozart and Schumann. Warner Classics hide caption

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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24. Andrew Musson hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

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Van Cliburn in 1966. The late pianist pulled off a stunning victory at in 1958 at the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, held in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Dutch National Archives / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Among Pianists In Moscow, An Abiding Love For A Show-Stealing American

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