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Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.

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Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

To mark the venturesome string quartet's 40 years of commissioning and performing new music, composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley and others recall their favorite Kronos memories.

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In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A "pro-am" outreach experiment at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra gives way to a burst of fun music-making: a one-performance, pop-up orchestra of professionals, students and amateurs of all ages.

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Bless You!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A slapstick 18 seconds for your day, when a trombonist fights back a sneeze mid-performance — and fails miserably.

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First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan, 'Ya Nass'

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Beirut-born artist has an electro-pop sound that's both bracingly new and intimately familiar — at the intersection of sexy-cool electronica and iconic Arab tradition.

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Gerard Mortier, A Polarizing Impresario Who Transformed Opera

Monday, March 10, 2014

Whether you love or hate his ideas about commissioning new works and updating the classics, this Belgian impresario shifted public expectations of a night at the opera — permanently.

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Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Friday, February 28, 2014

For this year's Academy Awards, three documentaries — 20 Feet from Stardom, The Square and The Lady in Number 6 — use musicians' lives and experiences to frame some very big ideas.

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Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five must-hear songs, including a Belgian artist with more than 180 million YouTube views, a wry outsider's take on "sweet France" and an earworm from American Top 40 rooted in the Balkans.

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We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What does the champion ice dancer do after winning gold in Sochi? Play Vivaldi on the violin, of course.

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On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We took one of the world's most buzzed-about (and glam) pianists to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens to play some fierce and fiery Prokofiev on a new instrument.

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Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A new TV pilot (Mozart in the Jungle) and released film (Grand Piano) attempt to pull the curtain back on the inner and outer lives of classical musicians. But maybe the most important achievement in both cases is to show that these players actually have lives offstage.

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Fiddler On The Slopes

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

One of the world's most successful crossover musicians, violinist Vanessa-Mae, will fulfill a lifelong dream by skiing the women's giant slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next Tuesday. Though she is British, she is one half of the Olympic team from Thailand.

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Popular Japanese Composer Confesses Musical Fraud

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, a sudden revelation: A very popular Japanese composer, Mamoru Samuragochi, announced that he doesn't write his music. And that's not all. His ghostwriter says that Samuragochi isn't deaf, either.

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4 Ways To Hear More In Music

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You love the music you love, but you'll love it even more if you listen closely. Here's a cheat sheet for diving deep into music's most basic components: rhythm, melody, harmony and color.

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Watch Musicians Elevate A Trip To A Big-Box Store

Monday, January 27, 2014

If only all trips to IKEA could be so lifted by live performances of great music, such as this joyful smidgen of Beethoven from members of the Detroit Symphony.

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Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One of the great post-World War II conductors, Abbado had a searching musical intellect that he employed in orchestral and operatic music from Mozart to Verdi to contemporary composers. He founded festivals and ensembles including the Lucerne Festival Orchestra — see them play Mahler's First.

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Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We won't guess what her odds were, but it's superstar soprano Renee Fleming.

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DakhaBrakha: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it's really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.

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Brushy One String: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A YouTube sensation whose song "Chicken in the Corn" has received more than four million views, Jamaica's Brushy One String has captured listeners' imaginations with his stripped-down style, as he uses his rich baritone to accompany a beat-up, single-stringed acoustic guitar.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

And as soon as this oversized outfit of horns, winds and drums arrived on the main globalFEST stage, the folks in the audience knew exactly what to do: They began pogoing ecstatically until the floorboards shook.

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