Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Vanessa Perez: A Rising Star From Venezuela

A new star out of El Sistema says that her goal in playing Chopin is honesty over prettiness.

Vanessa Perez: A Rising Star From Venezuela
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Simone Dinnerstein, at NPR's Studio 4A, plays The Cohen Variations, a new piece based on Leonard Cohen's song "Suzanne." Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

A New Twist On A Leonard Cohen Classic

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein drops by to perform new variations on the iconic song "Suzanne."

Pianist Alessio Bax has a passion for Bach and Rachmaninoff. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

The Poetry And Power Of Pianist Alessio Bax

American Public Media

From delicate Bach to thundering Rachmaninoff, hear the young pianist perform in the APM studio.

The Poetry And Power Of Pianist Alessio Bax
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Classical Sessions

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

WGBH Radio

Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.

A Listener's Guide To Schubert's 'Die Schone Mullerin'
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The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last

American Public Media

Hear the ensemble christen its new concert space with conductor Ivan Fischer.

The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last
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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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Classical Sessions

Cellist Wendy Warner In A Russian Mood

WGBH Radio

The former Rostropovich student plays little-known music by Myaskovsky and more at WGBH in Boston.

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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Once the youngest jazz student at Berklee, Gerstein switched back to his classical roots.

Kirill Gerstein's Classical And Jazz Conundrum
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