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Tchaikovsky – a composer of choice at the 2014 Winter Olympics – leads off our Albums of the Week. Plus: Alexandre Tharaud's encore collection and some Lent-themed chant.
Classical concerts have their own rhythm and their own rituals. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, one of them is the encore.
The encore has shifted from a spontaneous treat to a "dessert expected to follow dinner," even if the meal was five courses long and washed down with a heavy red wine, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.
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