Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Dvorak and Copland from Violinist Colin Jacobsen

In the third day of his week long stint as Performance Today's Young Artist in Residence, violinist Colin Jacobsen joins pianist Marija Stroke in works by Czech and American composers.

Dvorak and Copland from Violinist Colin Jacobsen

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Iron and Wine, Calexico In Concert

Hear full concerts by new folk artists Iron and Wine with the roots rock group Calexico.

Iron and Wine in Concert on All Songs Considered

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A Tale of Two Humperdincks

Ever wonder how the singer known as Engelbert Humperdinck came by that odd name? Performance Today has the tale, as well as music by the name's original owner: composer Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in concert in Reykjavik.

A Tale of Two Humperdincks

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Mozart: The Child Prodigy in Salzburg

Renowned Mozart scholar Neal Zaslaw explores the composer's early years. And we hear performances of three Mozart symphonies: Symphony No. 11, Symphony No. 35 and the closing movement from the Symphony, K. 96.

Mozart: The Child Prodigy in Salzburg

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A Strauss Sextet from the Munich Symphony

The Munich Symphony Orchestra performs an orchestral arrangement of a sextet from the Richard Strauss opera Capriccio. Phillippe Entremont conducts the performance in Worcester, Mass.

A Strauss Sextet from the Munich Symphony

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Polish Pianist Blechacz Wins Chopin Competition

Twenty-year-old Rafal Blechacz swept the awards at the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw this year. We hear the Polish pianist perform four of Chopin's Mazurkas, op. 17.

Polish Pianist Blechacz Wins Chopin Competition

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Swedish Serenade: Music from Composer Dag Wiren

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eiji Oue offer a performance of Swedish composer Dag Wirén's Serenade for Strings.

Swedish Serenade: Music from Composer Dag Wiren

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Cellist Heinrich Schiff Plays Dvorak

For the closing concert of the 2005 Prague Autumn Festival, Cellist Heinrich Schiff plays the solo in Dvorak's "American" Cello Concerto. The performance takes place in Prague's Dvorak Hall, with the Czech Philharmonic.

Cellist Heinrich Schiff Plays Dvorak

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Death Cab For Cutie In Concert

Hear the Seattle art rock group Death Cab for Cutie, recorded live in concert from Washington, DC. NPR.org originally webcast the band's full performance from the 9:30 Club live online. It's the latest in NPR Music's concert series from All Songs Considered.

Death Cab for Cutie in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Son Volt In Concert

Hear and download a full concert by the country rock group Son Volt, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band's performance originally webcast live on NPR.org Oct. 21. It's the latest in NPR Music's ongoing concert series from All Songs Considered.

Son Volt in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Music Inspired by the Natural World

From various concert performances around the world, Performance Today looks at music inspired by nature. Turkish pianist Fazil Say plays his composition "Black Earth," the Windham Music Festival Orchestra performs Romeo Cascarino's "Blades of Grass," and the Auckland Philharmonia performs Gareth Farr's new piece, "Stone and Ice."

Music Inspired by the Natural World

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Music for Yom Kippur: Yo-Yo Ma Performs 'Kol Nidre'

In a concert with the Baltimore Symphony, cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Bruch's arrangement of the "Kol Nidre," a Hebrew melody performed during Yom Kippur services. Yuri Temirkanov conducts.

Music for Yom Kippur: Yo-Yo Ma Performs 'Kol Nidre'

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My Morning Jacket In Concert

Hear a full concert online by the experimental country-rock group My Morning Jacket with an opening performance by Kathleen Edwards. Both shows were originally webcast live on NPR.org from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

My Morning Jacket in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Louisiana Philharmonic Reunites for Benefit

Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic recently gathered in Nashville for their first post-Katrina performance. The concert was a fundraiser organized by the Nashville Symphony.

Louisiana Philharmonic Reunites for Benefit

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