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Featuring timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and performances from the APM studios, and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features. 

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  • Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:55pm
    Twenty years of programs, two hours a day, every day. That's around 45-thousand performances, recorded in places as remote as alpine ski villages in South Korea, to the great cathedrals of music in Paris, to chamber music festivals in the hills of New Mexico, to NPR's own Studio 4-A. It's impossible to squeeze 20 years into two hours, so here are some sweet memories, thrilling performances, and even a few flukes.
  • Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:00am
    Pianist Andre Watts joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic and = conductor Paavo Jarvi at Disney Hall for a concert performance of Sergei = Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:00am
    Small-town America is the setting for Aaron Copland's music for = the score to the film version of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. = The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, is in = Severance Hall for this performance of the Suite from Our Town.
  • Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:00am
    If you say you want a revolution, look no farther than = pianist Andre Watts. Before he tackles Rachmaninoff's second piano = concerto this hour, Watts plays snippets of that 1800s revolutionary = composer, Frederic Chopin. Here are two of Chopin's Etudes, Op. 10, No. = 9, and Op. 10, No. 12.=20
  • Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:00am
    Always listen to your mother — that's advice the = legendary Finnish figure Lemminkainen might have wanted to take. But he = thought he knew better and got into trouble for his antics. We hear = Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari, set to music by Jean Sibelius and = performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conductor Arvo Volmer in = Reykjavik.=20