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

The Danish String Quartet looks to their Nordic roots on the new album, Last Leaf. Caroline Bittencourt/ECM Records hide caption

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Vintage Nordic Folk Tunes, With Strings Attached

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On their new album, Bang on a Can All-Stars wear stethoscopes to perform music by Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry. Lisa Bauso/Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The Brief and Neverending Blur

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This weekend, hundreds of people, ranging from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to school kids, will play broken instruments owned by the Philadelphia public school system in hopes of getting them fixed. Neda Ulaby/NPR hide caption

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The Healing Sound Of A Broken Orchestra

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Gianandrea Noseda recently began his debut season conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

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Miners on stage for a rehearsal of Girls of the Golden West, the new opera by John Adams and Peter Sellars, which premiered at the San Francisco Opera Nov. 21. Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera hide caption

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Panning For Gold And Self-Awareness In John Adams' New Opera

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

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A scene from Thomas Adès' opera The Exterminating Angel, based on Luis Buñuel's 1962 surrealist film of the same name. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Buñuel's 'Exterminating Angel' Gets An Off-Kilter Screen-To-Stage Adaptation

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The Tallis Scholars, one of four choir groups who will be performing at Lincoln Center's The Psalms Experience. Kevin Yatarola/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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150 Psalms, 12 Days: Music for Challenging Times At The White Light Festival

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Glenn Gould, with his gloves and wrist-warmers, in the Columbia Records studio where he recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations. Don Hunstein/Sony Classical hide caption

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The Gould That Didn't Glitter: New Box Set Of 'Goldberg Variations' Outtakes

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Violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1917, the year he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Library of Congress/Bain News Service hide caption

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'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

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Opera director Yuval Sharon, seen here at his home in Los Angeles, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Roman Cho/John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

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Members of the Danish String Quartet turn to folk music from their Nordic homeland for their new album, Last Leaf. Caroline Bittencourt/ECM hide caption

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06AE Romeser

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Charity Tillemann-Dick is an opera singer who, in 2009, received a double lung transplant. She tells this story in her new memoir, The Encore. John Armato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing With New Lungs In 'The Encore'

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Jonas Kaufmann's new album, L'Opéra, is a tribute to French opera. Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Classical hide caption

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Jonas Kaufmann: A Tenor At The Top

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Marin Alsop is the music director of the Baltimore Orchestra Symphony. Alessandra Fratus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conducting Class At The Peabody Conservatory With Marin Alsop

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The opera We Shall Not Be Moved revisits the story of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, and that tragedy's impact on Philadelphia's youth. Shown here: Actors portraying the ghosts that inhabit the site of the bombing surround character Un/Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center). Dave DiRentis /Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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'We Shall Not Be Moved': A New Opera Traces The Legacy Of The 1985 MOVE Bombing

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Composer Morton Feldman at the piano, ca. 1963. University at Buffalo Music Library hide caption

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Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution

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On the upcoming album New Worlds, actor and comedian Bill Murray teams up with cellist Jan Vogler and friends for music by Bernstein and Gershwin and poetry and prose by Whitman and Twain. Peter Rigaud hide caption

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'I Feel Pretty/America' from Bernstein's West Side Story

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Soprano Katharine Gunnink sings the aria "Ch'il Bel Sogno" by Puccini at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, Calif. for Arias in the Office. James Tensuan/KQED hide caption

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New Pop-Up Series Treats Silicon Valley Workers To Opera At The Office

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