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Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas writes at NPR Music for “Deceptive Cadence” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence). Widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, she is the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to  many public radio programs, including WNYC’s Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio’s The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International’s Weekend America, and the BBC’s The World.

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

Best Global Music Of 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

There is so, so much good music being made all around the world — stunningly beautiful, deeply thought-provoking and powered by great beats. Here are 10 of our top picks for 2014.

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Best Classical Albums Of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Our happy duty: finding 10 releases from 2014 that we can't wait to share.

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What's Your Top 100 Of The Last 100 Years?

Monday, December 01, 2014

Forget the best music of the past year — what are the very best compositions of the last century? Participate in member station Q2's poll, and they'll webcast a marathon of the top choices.

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Remembering Sabah, An Iconic And Thoroughly Unconventional Arab Star

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A young performer who named herself Morning was sunny and shining into her 80s. The flirtatious Lebanese singer and actress was a superstar throughout the Arab world.

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Celebrate Some Of The Year's Best New Releases With Q2

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Watch performances of vocal, instrumental and electronic chamber music, as well as interviews with rising young composers.

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Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently — In A Good Way

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence.

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Uncovering The Heart Of Chopin — Literally

Monday, November 17, 2014

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel. But a secret group of 13 gathered earlier this year to exhume the preserved heart of one of the world's most beloved composers, Frederic Chopin.

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.

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Just Who Is This Opera Star Singing At The World Series Tonight?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Joyce DiDonato — a Kansas native and lifelong Royals fan — happens to be one of the world's greatest opera singers. Here's what makes her so extraordinary.

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Latitudes: 10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hear music and see pictures from fantastic performances that electrified the 2014 edition of WOMEX, the foremost marketplace for world music.

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Carnegie Hall Live: András Schiff Plays Mozart, Haydn, Schubert And Beethoven

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Hear the eminent pianist in a recital of sublime works spanning Classical-era elegance and introspective Romantic drama.

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Latitudes: 50 Years Of Nonesuch, 10 Essential Recordings

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch's remarkable 50-year history.

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Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.

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Remembering Christopher Hogwood, An Evangelist For Early Music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

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First Listen: Brooklyn Rider, 'The Brooklyn Rider Almanac'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.

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First Listen: John Luther Adams, 'Become Ocean'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music is both an unforgettable seascape and an urgent call to action. Hear the Alaskan composer and environmentalist's sweeping symphonic work.

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Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

But flutist Yukie Ota didn't let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.

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Philip Glass And Steve Reich At BAM: Together Again Yet Still Apart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Estranged colleagues Philip Glass and Steve Reich hadn't appeared together for more than 30 years — until last night in Brooklyn. Yet it was the music, not the reunion, that carried the show.

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Philip Glass And Steve Reich At BAM: Together Again Yet Still Apart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Estranged colleagues Philip Glass and Steve Reich hadn't appeared together for more than 30 years — until last night in Brooklyn. Yet it was the music, not the reunion, that carried the show.

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Five New Classical Videos You Need To See To Believe

Friday, September 05, 2014

From swaying elephants to a shirtless organist, there have been several "gotta see them to believe them" classical clips posted online lately.

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