Now that December is in full swing, our thoughts have turned to all sorts of goodies to be tied up with strings.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out NPR Music's dizzyingly diverse "50 Favorite Albums Of 2011" — which includes recordings by artists from Alexandre Tharaud to the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mahler's Symphony No. 2 — and our more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek guide to what not to give. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the violin loo seat seems to have been the biggest hit (or miss?) amongst our readership.
We have even more in store for you this week. Stay tuned for Deceptive Cadence's own list of 2011 favorites. In the meantime, happy gift giving and getting!