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Composer Daniel Bjarnason

April 18, 2010 Hear NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin new releases by young classical musicians.

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Violinist Augustin Hadelich pairs a classic concerto with a contemporary one on this new album.

March 2, 2014 On his new album, the 29-year-old violinist finds connections in two seemingly disparate concertos.

Can you make out to Mozart, or shack up to Chopin? Composers can turn on the sex appeal when necessary.

February 10, 2012 Just in time for Valentine's Day, classics that depict a lot more than cuddling.

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January 25, 2011 In its new Frank Gehry-designed hall, the orchestra played Wagner, Copland and a world premiere.

Best Classical 2010

December 1, 2010 Hear 10 of the year's best, chosen by Tom Huizenga at NPR's classical blog, Deceptive Cadence.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

Conductor Simon Rattle

October 21, 2010 Hear the Berlin Philharmonic conductor's handpicked favorites from three decades.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky

June 24, 2010 Sopranos, symphony orchestras and Schubert: Hear a handful of the year's best classical CDs so far.

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Sibelius, Adès: Violin Concertos

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  • Album: Sibelius, Adès: Violin Concertos
  • Artist: Augustin Hadelich
  • Label: Avie
  • Released: 2014
 

Thomas Adès: Powder Her Face

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  • Album: Thomas Adès: Powder Her Face
  • Artist: Thomas Adès
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 1998
 

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy

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  • Album: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy
  • Artist: Valery Gergiev
  • Label: Philips
  • Released: 2001
 

Schulhoff: Concertino; Divertissement, Bassnachtigali; etc.

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  • Album: Schulhoff: Concertino; Divertissement, Bassnachtigali; etc.
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Supraphon
  • Released: 1995
 

Richard Strauss: Salome

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  • Album: Richard Strauss: Salome
  • Artist: Cheryl Studer
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Song of Songs [Hybrid SACD]

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  • Album: Song of Songs [Hybrid SACD]
  • Artist: Stile Antico
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2009
 

Defining Dahl: The Music of Ingolf Dahl

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  • Album: Defining Dahl: The Music of Ingolf Dahl
  • Artist: Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Label: Argo
  • Released: 1995
 

Tuck and Roll: The Music of Steven Mackey

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  • Album: Tuck and Roll: The Music of Steven Mackey
  • Artist: Steven Mackey
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 2001
 

Alma Brasiliera

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  • Album: Alma Brasiliera
  • Artist: New World Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Label: Bmg Classics
  • Released: 1996
 

Shostakovich: The Preludes and Fugues

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  • Album: Shostakovich: The Preludes and Fugues
  • Artist: Alexander Melnikov
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
 

Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Works

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  • Album: Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Works
  • Artist: Kiev Chamber Choir
  • Label: ECM Records
  • Released: 2010