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'Cold Mountain' Takes Civil War Odyssey To The Opera Stage

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In 27 Pieces

Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.

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Jennifer Higdon And Me: A Musical Friendship

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Christopher Theofanidis: 'Rainbow Body'

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Lara Downes' New Viewpoints On Old Variations

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Hilary Hahn Plays Concertos Both Classic And Contemporary

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Violin Concerto: 3. Fly Forward

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Robert Spano, Champion Of New Music

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Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125 [2. Molto vivace]

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Higdon: Violin Concerto - "Fly Forward" (excerpt)

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