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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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