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NPR's Classical Music Editor Previews 2 Albums You'll Want To Hear

NPR's resident classical music specialist Tom Huizenga previews two of the albums he's looking forward to spending time with in 2021.

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Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

This car choir solution is one that accomplished baritone David Newman came up with so that ensembles could sing "together." The method uses microphones, a mixer, an FM transmitter and car radios.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'These Are The Hands'

Meet internationally-acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith and award-winning composer James Ross, who collaborated on song cycle <em>These Are The Hands</em>.

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James Newton Howard, A Composer Who Can Do It All

James Newton Howard has composed the music for more than 100 films: thrillers, Disney animation and big fantasy series. His latest is the Tom Hanks western, <em>News of the World</em>.

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How To Stay Human: Jon Batiste Talks With Lara Downes

The renowned musician and <em>Late Show</em> bandleader has sage advice on everything from finding your north star and owning your own orbit to honoring lineage.

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Music And Mayhem: A Diary Of Classical Albums For A Troubled 2020

NPR Music's classical editor traces the high points of a year spent listening to new albums that offered comfort and confrontation in counterpoint with the relentless world outside the headphones.

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Beethoven's Life, Liberty And Pursuit Of Enlightenment

Growing up in a progressive city, Ludwig van Beethoven embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment, the philosophical movement that shook Europe and helped shape the composer's music.

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Jan Vogler And Alessio Bax: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Join cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Alessio Bax at the "doctor's office," where they make the case for Beethoven as the liberator of the cello by playing music from his cello sonatas.

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