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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:

Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

Thursday, July 02, 2015

See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.

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Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In June

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This month, very old songs from India and England rub shoulders with new sounds from Madagascar and Japan — along with one emerging Hawaiian hit, courtesy of Pixar and Disney.

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Gunther Schuller, Who Bridged Classical Music And Jazz, Dies At 89

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. With colleagues from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, he linked classical music and jazz.

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'The Most Beautiful Offerings': Terry Riley At 80

Friday, June 19, 2015

The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.

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Help Us Make An Exquisite Corpse In New York City

Monday, June 15, 2015

Join NPR Music, Make Music New York and musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for an open improvisation amid the ghosts of jazz royalty. Bring your instrument to Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, June 21.

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Why Can't Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The big sites miss the mark, and yet the specialist services serve a small audience. What's a classical-curious listener supposed to do?

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Met Opera And Public Radio Host Margaret Juntwait Dies

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The mellifluous voice of the Met, and a longtime presence on NPR member station WNYC, was 58 years old.

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#NPRreads: Diversity In The Legal Profession

Friday, May 29, 2015

We also have stories on the need for female rock critics and on the Soul Patrol, a group of police officers in Boston who patrolled areas like Roxbury in the 1970s.

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Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In May

Thursday, May 28, 2015

From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month's roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.

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Ornette Coleman Sues Over 'New Vocabulary'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In April

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear fresh new sounds from Portugal, Finland and beyond, as well as a heartbreaking memento of a band playing recently in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, in Nepal.

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Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a YouTube star. Reactions to her divisive and fiercely political Twitter account became the catalyst for a string of problems at the Toronto Symphony.

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.

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Hilary Hahn Marches Through Mozart

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Violinist Hilary Hahn has been playing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 since she was just 10 years old. Twenty-five years on, she brings grace and immense force and to this music.

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Stromae, 'Carmen'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The international superstar puts social media in the cross hairs in his latest video. Watch this thought-provoking animated short from the director of The Triplets of Belleville.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear Now

Monday, March 30, 2015

From a rebooted Romanian band to a simmering cauldron of pan-Atlantic sounds, hear five don't-miss tracks from around the globe.

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Cross The Arctic With The Kronos Quartet

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Derek Charke's Cercle du Nord III teems with the sounds of life — modern and ancient — in the Arctic.

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Tal National Brings The Joy On 'Zoy Zoy'

Monday, March 23, 2015

A super-tight band from Niger creates delightful dance music. Hear the opening track from their new album.

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Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

Sunday, March 22, 2015

There are plenty of musicians pouring into Austin this week for SXSW. But not all are cut from the same indie cloth. Meet Riyaaz Qawwali.

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First Listen: Buena Vista Social Club, 'Lost And Found'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The famed Cuban collective dusts off treasures from nearly 20 years of recording and touring — just in time to say goodbye.

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