Winter Songs Musicians, authors and listeners share the music that reminds them of winter.
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Winter Songs

Musicians, authors and listeners share the music that reminds them of winter.

Choreographer Bill T. Jones at an appearance earlier this year. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones

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Brandi Carlile's song "Dying Day" took on new meaning for a Wisconsin woman hoping to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Winter Songs: A Family In Limbo Looks To Brandi Carlile

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A piece by Robert Schumann, the German composer and musician, helped spark Alice and Burt Swersey's relationship 53 years ago. Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Young Love In Ithaca, With Schumann's Help

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In rural Minnesota, listener Veronica Horton made her own fun by dancing to "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's classic song on an old car. Roman Krochuk/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tap-Dancing To 'Sixteen Tons' On The Hood

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"It's always hard to tell exactly what [R.E.M.'s] Michael Stipe is singing about," says NPR listener and novelist Thomas Mullen. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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R.E.M.'s Dark And Brooding 'Sweetness'

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Late 19th century British Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, who was many things, but not actually a lord. Dibner Library Portrait Collection/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Frozen Tale Of 'Lord Franklin'

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Led Zeppelin reminds one listener of a mother's unconditional love. Dick Barnatt/Redferns hide caption

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Winter Songs: Listener Picks

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The Mamas and the Papas in England, 1967. Les Lee/Getty Images hide caption

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Dreaming Of 'California' From Far Away

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