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Violinist Augustin Hadelich pairs a classic concerto with a contemporary one on this new album.

Read First Listen: Augustin Hadelich, 'Sibelius, Adès: Violin Concertos'

March 2, 2014 – On his new album, the 29-year-old violinist finds connections in two seemingly disparate concertos.

Can you make out to Mozart, or shack up to Chopin? Composers can turn on the sex appeal when necessary.

Read Who Says Classical Music Can't Be Sexy?

February 10, 2012 – Just in time for Valentine's Day, classics that depict a lot more than cuddling.

New World Center (exterior)

Read The New World Symphony In Concert APM

January 25, 2011 – In its new Frank Gehry-designed hall, the orchestra played Wagner, Copland and a world premiere. APM

Best Classical 2010

Read Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2010

December 1, 2010 – Hear 10 of the year's best, chosen by Tom Huizenga at NPR's classical blog, Deceptive Cadence.

Read 50 Favorites: A-B

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

Conductor Simon Rattle

Read Hey, Sir DJ: Simon Rattle Picks His Favorites

October 21, 2010 – Hear the Berlin Philharmonic conductor's handpicked favorites from three decades.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky

Read Best Music Of The Year So Far: Classical

June 24, 2010 – Sopranos, symphony orchestras and Schubert: Hear a handful of the year's best classical CDs so far.

Composer Daniel Bjarnason

Listen Brooklyn, Iceland And Outer Space: New Classical CDs

April 18, 2010 – Hear NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin new releases by young classical musicians.


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