The Calmus Ensemble has sung not only Bach and Debussy but Irish airs and folk songs, jazz tunes and pop hits by Michael Jackson. In the WQXR Café the ensemble goes Christmas.
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Though only 34 years old, violinist Hilary Hahn has been making waves in the classical world for over twenty years. This past November, she performed her most recent encore-commissioning project, "In 27 Pieces," live from Greenwich House. Stream excerpts this week.
Regarded as the most action-packed of Gluck's major operas, Armide's drama also boasts a complex and fascinating title character and a uniquely flowing musical style. The composer considered it "perhaps the finest of all my works."
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