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April 7, 2008 The composer's Little Match Girl Passion was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's story.

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Members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing in Shanghai in 2009.

January 24, 2012 The venerable new music collective celebrates its 25th anniversary with a free double CD.

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In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores comes out Nov. 11.

November 3, 2013 The resourceful young violinist asked for brand-new encores — and, boy, did she get them.

Classical albums we loved this year.

December 13, 2013 A guide to some releases from the year gone by that we think are really great.

Robert Spano, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony. He is a fan of the Third Symphony by Aaron Copland.

August 1, 2013 Five acclaimed American musicians pick favorite homegrown symphonic works.

David Lang's new album, Death Speaks, comes out April 30.

April 21, 2013 Aided by Schubert and four stellar musicians, the Pulitzer-winning composer ponders the afterlife.

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January 24, 2011 The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer aims to change perceptions by renaming the music.

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In 27 Pieces

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  • Album: In 27 Pieces
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2013
 

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas

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  • Album: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas
  • Artist: Leonidas Kavakos
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2012
 

Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4

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  • Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4
  • Artist: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Label: BIS
  • Released: 2013
 

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Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain

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  • Artist: Khosro Soltani
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  • Released: 2012
 

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  • Artist: Caleb Burhans
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  • Artist: Christian Gerhaher
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Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil

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  • Artist: Latvian Radio Choir
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Death Speaks

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  • Album: Death Speaks
  • Artist: David Lang
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  • Released: 2013
 

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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  • Album: Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
  • Artist: Isabelle Faust
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Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra

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  • Album: Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
  • Artist: Leonard Bernstein
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Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"

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  • Album: Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"
  • Artist: Glenn Branca
  • Label: Atavistic
  • Released: 1983
 

Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2

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  • Album: Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2
  • Artist: Various
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Decasia

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  • Album: Decasia
  • Artist: Michael Gordon/Basel Sinfonietta/Kasper De Roo
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  • Released: 2002
 

Theofanidis Symphony No. 1

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  • Album: Theofanidis Symphony No. 1
  • Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • Released: 2011