The Portland Cello Project.
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Hear the group perform songs from its new holiday EP, December 24, 2013 Winter (The Best Nine Months of the Year).
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The opera star sings some favorite songs, as well as a Gershwin tune with Michael Feinstein.
December 13, 2013
Pianist Paul Lewis is drawn to the late piano sonatas by Franz Schubert.
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The pianist describes this sinister, delusive music as a violent dream merging with reality.
November 7, 2013
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The guitarist plays the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla.
October 18, 2013
"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there."
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Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.
May 17, 2013
After winning two major competitions, the 21-year-old Russian is reaching for piano perfection.
February 6, 2013
Andras Schiff plays Bach for about an hour every morning. "There is something very pure about it," the pianist says.
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The pianist's relationship with the January 16, 2013 Well-Tempered Clavier is like a successful lifelong marriage.
Simone Dinnerstein communes with the music of J.S. Bach at the NPR studio.
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Hear the celebrated Bach specialist play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio.
October 18, 2012
Robert Schumann may have been the first to infuse a yearning for music of the past in his own compositions.
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The pianist asserts Robert Schumann was the first to imbue a longing for the past in his own music.
October 11, 2012
Communication was not a strong suit for Robert and Clara Schumann. But music surely was.
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The pianist performs Robert Schumann's music and decodes musical love notes to his wife Clara.
October 10, 2012