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

Mozart's Salzburg Church Music

Much fuss has been made over how much Mozart hated having to write mostly church music during his teenage years as an organist in Salzburg. And much of the music is ordinary. But these selections helped earn him a memorial at Mozartplatz.

Mozart's Salzburg Church Music

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Christmas Around the Country: 2005

Performance Today's annual tradition of holiday concerts features a range of beautiful holiday music from a variety of sources: the Baltimore Consort from NPR's Studio 4A; the Empire Brass from Florida; Canticle from Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Chanticleer from Petaluma, Calif.

Christmas Around the Country: 2005

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Traditions Old and New: 'Jazz Piano Christmas'

Legendary pianists mix with promising newcomers at the Jazz Piano Christmas, recorded live at the Kennedy Center. The 16th edition of the annual concert features Hilton Ruiz, Marcia Ball and others playing jazzy renditions of holiday classics.

Traditions Old and New: 'Jazz Piano Christmas'

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A Christmas Concert from 'World Cafe'

Many songs heard at Christmastime are so well known, they merely become background noise. To counteract that trend, Christmas at the World Cafe presents soulful roots music inspired by the holiday.

A Christmas Concert from 'World Cafe'

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Sinead O'Connor Finds New Roots In Jamaica

Once one of pop music's most distinctive and controversial stars, Sinead O'Connor returns for a night of Jamaican roots music with reggae legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, recorded live at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

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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