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Thistle and Shamrock
10:33 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Viking Invasion

Valravn
Courtesy of the artist

From time to time, a horde of silver jewelry coins and ingots is unearthed somewhere in northern Scotland or eastern England, where Vikings once held sway. What would these Norsemen raiders have made of our haul of Nordic music?

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All Songs Considered
10:32 am
Wed November 21, 2012

We Get Mail: How Much Music Is Too Much Music?

With so much new music, who has time to listen to this? And with all this old music, who has time to listen to the new stuff?
passetti via Flickr

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 1:29 pm

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and tucked into the piles of new CDs is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. In this holiday-shortened week of over-indulgence, we answer questions about too much music and not enough time.

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Mountain Stage
10:30 am
Wed November 21, 2012

The Trishas On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 9:33 am

Roots music band The Trishas make their first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Although none of the women in The Trishas are actually named Trisha, each of them sings, plays and writes her own music.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:37 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

Chopin, whose Ballade No. 1 in g minor is one of the "musical moments" that inspired a New York Times series.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 12:29 pm

  • In the New York Times this week, Anthony Tommasini has a series in both print and video about those microcosmic musical moments like "a fleeting passage, a short series of chords, some unexpected shift in a melodic line — when something occurs that just grabs us." What links these diverse bits from Chopin to Puccini to Mahler together?
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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Wed November 21, 2012

KCRW Presents: Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor performs for KCRW.
KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:09 pm

You always remember the first time you heard one of Regina Spektor's songs. She harnesses such a wide range of emotions expertly — and even more so in her live performances. Spektor is one of a kind, and "The Party" is a perfect example.

You can watch the entire performance over at KCRW.com.

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