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Danielle De Niese performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Jan. 23, 2012.

Watch Danielle De Niese In Concert

May 3, 2012 – Watch an intense performance by a soprano who mixes rock glam with operatic elegance.

Jeremy Denk reviews notes on The Goldberg Variations.

Watch Jeremy Denk vs. The Goldberg Variations: Contrasting Variations

April 3, 2012 – Denk muses about two opposing variations — the simplistic No. 18 and the brooding No. 25.

Jeremy Denk performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations - Variation No. 15.

Watch Jeremy Denk vs. The Goldberg Variations: Bach's 'Dark Jewel'

April 3, 2012 – Denk digs deeper to focus on one of the Goldberg's "dark jewels."

Jeremy Denk discusses the Aria from Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Watch Jeremy Denk vs. The Goldberg Variations: The Musical DNA

April 3, 2012 – The pianist reveals how Bach's musical DNA is revealed in the beautiful melody fueling the Goldbergs

Jeremy Denk plays The Goldberg Variations at his NYC apartment.

Watch Jeremy Denk vs. The Goldberg Variations

April 3, 2012 – Bach's Goldberg Variations invite a variety of unusual observations from pianist Jeremy Denk.

So Percussion performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Jan. 31, 2012.

Watch So Percussion: Tiny Desk Concert

April 2, 2012 – The ensemble employs all kinds of toys, from an amplified cactus to a mug filled with spare change.


Joyce El Khoury and Brian Jadge perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Joyce El Khoury And Brian Jagde: Tiny Desk Concert

February 20, 2012 – Hear the fresh-faced opera singers perform Puccini at the NPR Music offices.


Alisa Weilerstein performs at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Watch Alisa Weilerstein: Playing Bach With The Fishes

February 16, 2012 – Weilerstein serenades the sea creatures at the National Aquarium in Baltimore with music by Bach.

Ingudeson & Joo performing at NPR headquarters on Feb. 2, 2012.

Watch Igudesman And Joo: 'I Will Survive'

February 13, 2012 – The classical comedy duo relishes overturning traditional attitudes toward classical music.


Jake Schepps and Expedition Quartet perform at the Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 12, 2011.

Watch Jake Schepps' Expedition Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

January 19, 2012 – Banjo master Schepps and friends create an intriguing goulash of Bartók, bluegrass and bebop.


Mantra performs at Lowe's for a Field Recording

Watch Mantra: Post-Minimalist Percussion In Aisle 12

January 12, 2012 – A hardware store proved an ideal setting for a performance of Timber, written for six two-by-fours.

Gil Shaham Field Recording at Hirshhorn Museum

Watch Gil Shaham: A Violinist's Day At The Museum

January 12, 2012 – Violinist Gil Shaham performs an impromptu Bach recital at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum.

Gabriel Kahane performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Monday, October 17, 2011.

Watch Gabriel Kahane: Tiny Desk Concert

November 27, 2011 – Hear the agile musician's rigorously crafted songs, which fall somewhere between classical and pop.


Tenor Joseph Calleja performing at Le Poisson Rouge, New York City on October 24, 2011.

Watch Tenor Joseph Calleja And Friends In Concert

October 24, 2011 – The vibrant young opera star from Malta performed an intimate club date live in New York City.

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