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At age 21, Russian Daniil Trifonov is making a huge impression in the piano world.

Watch Pianist Daniil Trifonov: Disappearing Into Chopin WGBH

February 6, 2013 – After winning two major competitions, the 21-year-old Russian is reaching for piano perfection. WGBH


Cantus performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 3, 2012.

Watch Cantus: Tiny Desk Concert

February 4, 2013 – The a cappella ensemble sings widely divergent songs from American, European and Sufi traditions.


Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim (center) brought members of his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (including his son Michael Barenboim, left, and Kinan Azmeh) to the intimate spaces of Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge.

Watch Daniel Barenboim And Members Of The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra WQXR

January 29, 2013 – NPR Music and WQXR host an intimate evening that spans great Western and Middle Eastern music. WQXR


The Ebene Quartet performs at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York, in August 2012.

Watch The Ebene Quartet Powers Through Mendelssohn

January 25, 2013 – Watch one of today's top string quartets delve deep at a Brooklyn bookstore.

Ray Chen performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Watch Holiday Treats: Violinist Ray Chen Plays Sweet Sounds At LPR

November 28, 2012 – Watch a stellar rising violinist perform two bonbons in an intimate club performance recorded live.

Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012.

Watch ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets Q2

September 11, 2012 – The contemporary music dynamos traversed landmark works at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Q2


Avi Avital performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Avi Avital: Tiny Desk Concert

September 10, 2012 – Avital's mandolin sings with the sounds of Ernest Bloch and a raucous Bulgarian folk tune.


Leif Ove Andsnes.

Watch Leif Ove Andsnes: Fatherhood And Freedom At The Piano WGBH

August 9, 2012 – Hear the thoughtful pianist talk about fatherhood and play Granados and Grieg in the WGBH studios. WGBH


Conductor Kent Tritle leads an impromptu choir in the world premiere of Philip Glass' "A New Rule" in New York's Times Square.

Watch A 'Flash Choir' Sings Philip Glass In Times Square WQXR

July 10, 2012 – Watch a "flash choir" come together in New York City to sing a world premiere by Philip Glass. WQXR

Jeremy Denk performs Ligeti's Etudes for an In Practice recording session.

Watch In Practice: Jeremy Denk

June 20, 2012 – The pianist has his own personal "piano boot camp." Actually, it's his cramped Manhattan apartment.

Jonathan Biss performs three Beethoven sonatas for an In Practice recording session.

Watch In Practice: Jonathan Biss

June 20, 2012 – A building demolition inadvertently helps the pianist discover the perfect practicing solution.

New York Polyphony perform Renaissance songs for an In Practice recording session.

Watch In Practice: New York Polyphony

June 20, 2012 – Cathedrals aren't easy to come by, so the vocal group falls back on a modest-sized living room.

Canadian Brass performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Canadian Brass: Tiny Desk Concert

May 26, 2012 – The venerable brass quintet sports virtuosic, fresh-faced players in tried-and-true repertoire.


Pedor Soler and Gaspar Claus perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Pedro Soler And Gaspar Claus: Tiny Desk Concert

May 14, 2012 – The improvisational music of the father-son, guitar-cello duo functions as a beautiful conversation.


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.

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