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Conjuring An Opera With Ten Fingers

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Plays Chopin and Medtner

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Andras Schiff plays Bach for about an hour every morning. "There is something very pure about it," the pianist says. Nadia F. Romanini/ECM records hide caption

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Discusses and plays Bach

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Partita No. 1 in B-flat

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Leif Ove Andsnes: Fatherhood And Freedom At The Piano

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Lara Downes plays contemporary takes on Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations in NPR's studio 4A. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Lara Downes' New Viewpoints On Old Variations

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A Listener's Guide To Schubert's 'Die Schone Mullerin'

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Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova bring rarely performed music by Myaskovsky to the WGBH studio. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Cedille Records hide caption

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Beethoven: Variations on 'Bei Mannern' from Mozart's 'Magic Flute'

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Pianist Kirill Gerstein earned the coveted Gilmore Artist Award in 2010. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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Kirill Gerstein's Classical And Jazz Conundrum

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John Bennet: All Creatures Now

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Hear Missy Mazzoli And Victoire In The WNYC Studio

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Hear Ravi Shankar At NPR

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Hear Murray Perahia Play Bach And Chopin At NPR

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He might be young, but Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz has a deep connection to the music of Frederic Chopin. Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Hear Rafal Blechacz Play Chopin At NPR

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Hear Adam Neiman Play Chopin In The NPR Studio

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Garrick Ohlsson won the International Chopin Competition in 1970, and he's been playing the composer's music ever since. Philip Jones Griffiths hide caption

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Hear Garrick Ohlsson Play Chopin at WNYC

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Hear Nikolaj Znaider Play Kreisler At WGBH

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Darwin's Theories, Speaking Musically

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Hear Till Fellner Play Beethoven At WGBH

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Hear Plano Play Schubert In The WGBH Studio

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