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Maya Beiser

A brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, Beiser performs at the NPR offices.

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Patty Griffin

Watch the singer-songwriter and her band perform three songs from her fine new album, American Kid.

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Billy Bragg

One of the world's finest folksingers channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie at the NPR Music offices.

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The National

Watch the band perform acoustic arrangements of four songs from its new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

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Imani Winds

Imani Winds' members shrink Igor Stravinsky down to size in a quintet take on The Rite of Spring.

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The 73-year-old Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring sound that elicit goosebumps.

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

The veteran country players mix corny humor, musical merrymaking and timeless vocal harmonies.

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Nicola Benedetti

Watch the violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet, soulful tendrils of sound.