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June 20, 2013

Beach days are here, even in Northern California. And with it arrives the first of our beach playlists.

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June 13, 2013

When the light grows longer in summer, and it becomes harder for kids (and adults) to go to sleep on time, a little quiet music can do the trick.

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June 6, 2013

From Hans Christian Andersen to the Grimm brothers, 19th-century Europeans were vastly interested in fairytales. For this playlist we turn to pieces that are directly inspired by folk tales.

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May 30, 2013

Igor Stravinsky’s famous score for the ballet The Rite of Spring is 100 years old this month, and everyone is celebrating. For this playlist we turn to Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes.

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May 23, 2013

Richard Wagner, who turned 200 yesterday, wrote one of the great epic stories ever in his Ring of the Nibelung. This slim-and-trim version doesn’t take in the whole story, but it's a good primer.

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May 16, 2013

We had so many possibilities for last week’s three-minute mixtape, we had to create another playlist featuring classical music’s most famous dance tunes, all under three minutes (with one minor exception).

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May 9, 2013

If you, or one of the, um, younger people you know, has a short attention span, you’re going to love this mixtape. 

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May 2, 2013

There are dozens of ways to organize musical meter, but only some of them are common in Western classical styles. This week's Playlist samples some of the uncommon ways of organizing rhythm.

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