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

Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

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Arvo Pärt's four symphonies — newly recorded for ECM — trace a 45-year journey the composer took in finding his true style. Birgit Püve/ECM Records hide caption

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Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

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"We're reduced to being something on sight," says Lawrence Brownlee. The tenor sings a new song cycle with music by Tyshawn Sorey and words by Terrance Hayes. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Song Cycle Contemplates Blackness

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On Brad Mehldau's new album, he alternates keyboard works by J.S. Bach with his own jazz-inflected explorations. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'After Bach' Offers Brad Mehldau's Well-Tempered Jazz

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Sopranos Emily Pulley (left) and Jennifer Zetlan perform in the On Site Opera production of Morning Star. Pavel Antonov/Courtesy of On Site Opera hide caption

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'Morning Star' Opera Sheds New Light On Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Of 1911

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Claude Debussy, photographed ca. 1908. He died 100 years ago on March 25, 1918. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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14La plus que lente

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    La plus que lente
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    Claude Debussy: The Complete Works
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    Claude debussy
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    Warner Classics
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    2018

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Bob Padgett's notes on Elgar's Enigma Variations . The Texas musician continues to search for hidden clues in the British composer's famous piece. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Elgar's 'Enigma' Still Keeps Music Detectives Busy

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At 15, George Li won a silver medal the Tchaikovsky Competition. Now, at 22, he's got a new album and plenty of recognition. Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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George Li's 'Sensible Route' To Piano Prominence

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John Corigliano and music director Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala in September 2016. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Philharmonic hide caption

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John Corigliano On Composing At 80: 'An Adagio Is What I Look For'

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Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya with her husband, Russian cellist, conductor and composer Mstislav Rostropovich in 1959. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

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Two of Florence Price's Violin Concertos, considered lost for decades, have been newly recorded. G. Nelidoff/Florence Price Papers, University or Arkansas Libraries hide caption

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01Violin Concerto No. 2

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    Violin Concerto No. 2
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    Florence Price: Violin Concertos
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    Er-Gene Kahng
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    Albany
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    2018

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