Deceptive Cadence Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.

Deceptive Cadence

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The pipe organ of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, one of the most famous in the world, was spared from the cathedral fire on April 15, but major restoration needs to be done on the instrument. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's album, Orange, is devoted to music for string quartet. Kait Moreno/Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Love Letter To The String Quartet

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Lang Lang's latest solo record Piano Book is out now. Joseph Oerke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From A Piano Virtuoso, An Album For Beginners

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Soprano Christine Goerke, as Brünnhilde the Valkyrie warrior, at a dress rehearsal for Wagner's Die Walküre at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Richard Termine/Met Opera hide caption

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

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Jeremy Denk's new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

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French composer Hector Berlioz died 150 years ago. He has been a lifelong favorite of the British author David Cairns, who wrote Berlioz's biography and edited and translated his memoirs. Émile Signol/Académie française/Villa Médicis, Rome hide caption

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Composer Olivier Messiaen in 1983, at the organ at the Trinité church in Paris where he held the post of organist for over 60 years. Francois Lochon/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie'

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The exterior of Casa Verdi, founded by famed Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1890s. Diego Rinaldi/Courtesy of Casa di riposo per musicisti, Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi hide caption

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For Opera Singers, Life After Retirement — At Least At One Very Special Rest Home

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The Cleveland Orchestra, with its music director Franz Welser-Möst, at Severance Hall, the orchestra's home since 1931. Roger Mastroianni/Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound

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The site-specific art installation called "WDCH Dreams" by media artist Refik Anadol is projected onto the undulating stainless steel facade of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Sept. 2018 in Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rise Of The LA Philharmonic To 'America's Most Important Orchestra'

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"Every time I learn something new about the music, I then bring [that] into the next performance," Hilary Hahn says. Dana van Leeuwen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back To Bach: Hilary Hahn Rekindles An Old Love

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Matthew Aucoin, 28, has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work as a composer and conductor. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. hide caption

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Our solar system is the subject of composer Gustav Holst's The Planets, which premiered 100 years ago on Sept. 29, 1918. NASA/Wikimedia commons hide caption

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'The Planets' At 100: A Listener's Guide To Holst's Solar System

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