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Jean-Yves Thibaudet On Song Travels

The pianist covers Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet In The Studio

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World Cafe

Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe

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Today's Sense of Place: Iceland session features Arnalds, who creates sweeping neoclassical music.

Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe

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Pianist Louis Lortie makes Wagnerian opera come alive in NPR's Studio 1. Denise DeBelius/NPR hide caption

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Classical Sessions

Conjuring An Opera With Ten Fingers

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Pianist Louis Lortie re-creates Wagner's orchestral palette in Liszt's version of the "Liebestod."

Conjuring An Opera With Ten Fingers

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Renee Fleming On 'Song Travels'

The opera star sings some favorite songs, as well as a Gershwin tune with Michael Feinstein.

Listen: Renee Fleming On 'Song Travels'

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Miloš Karadaglić On 'Song Travels'

The guitarist plays the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla.

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"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." Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Joshua Bell And Jeremy Denk On 'Song Travels'

Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.

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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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Deceptive Cadence

Andras Schiff's 'Well-Tempered' Guide To Bach

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The pianist's relationship with the Well-Tempered Clavier is like a successful lifelong marriage.

Discusses and plays Bach

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