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John Eliot Gardiner leads the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on November 17, 2012. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

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Gardiner Leads Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

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The celebrated English conductor leads his Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive and searching works: the Missa Solemnis.

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Doug Paisley On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter's album, Golden Embers, tests the boundaries of country and folk. Throughout, Paisley demonstrates a mastery of melody, acquired through years spent studying roots music.

Doug Paisley On Mountain Stage

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Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Mito Habe-Evans hide caption

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Patrick Watson In Concert

Patrick Watson put out one of 2012's most magical records. On Sept. 5, the singer and pianist took his sprawling group of touring musicians to Washington, D.C., for an emotional live set.

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The Lost Brothers On Mountain Stage

The Irish indie-folk singers, though not actually brothers, met while working with other bands. After writing songs together when they had spare time, they soon decided to form a singing duo.

The Lost Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Dayna Stephens Quartet : Live At Berklee

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The saxophonist has built up an impressive educational pedigree. But he's really flourished by backing up greats like Kenny Barron and Idris Muhammad, and being a first-call player on both the East and West Coast. He leads his quartet live at his alma mater.

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Lucero On Mountain Stage

The Memphis, Tenn., band combines roots-rock and country with soulful horns, pedal steel, keyboards and brash guitars. Since 2001, the group has routinely played 150 to 200 dates a year.

Lucero On Mountain Stage

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Sara Watkins On Mountain Stage

The former Nickel Creek member performs songs from her solo album, Sun Midnight Sun, which finds her hovering between pop and rock but still holding firm to her home in roots music.

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Rodney Crowell On Mountain Stage

One of country music's most respected songwriters released an album called Kin, on which he collaborates with poet, novelist and fellow Texan Mary Karr. Hear him perform six songs.

Rodney Crowell On Mountain Stage

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Omer Avital's Band Of The East: Live In Concert

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He came to New York in the early '90s and became a top-notch jazz musician. Then he went back to Israeli to study the Middle Eastern musics of his ancestry. Now, the bassist surfaces all of it in his winding, funky compositions, performed live in downtown Manhattan.

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Greg Tardy Quintet: Live In Concert

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A monster saxophonist and clarinet player returned to New York from his teaching post in Tennessee. He found his band awaiting him, ready to play his knotty tunes with fire. Tardy's quintet performs in a live concert broadcast from lower Manhattan.