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Emmanuelle Riva in Michael Haneke's Amour.
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February 23, 2013 The Best Picture nominee about two musicians nearing the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.
Fiction by the Ebene Quartet was one of our favorite albums this year.
December 8, 2011 From American modernism to Mendelssohn and the massive sound of Mahler, a wide-ranging top 10 list.
December 5, 2011 In 2011, we were equally charmed by Adele's broken heart and Beyonce's marital bliss. We were thrilled when The Book Of Mormon became the first Broadway cast album to hit the top ten on the Billboard pop charts in 40 years and pleasantly surprised when the Grammys discovered a guy in a Wisconsin cabin. The list of our 50 favorite records of 2011 starts with Adele, Alexandre Tharaud and more artists from A to B.
June 14, 2011 If you're looking for the best of 2011's first half in virtually every major musical genre, here's a good starting point. The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year (so far) begins with Adele and more artists from A to B.
NOW Ensemble's new album Awake features five so-called indie classical composers.
May 21, 2011 From the dark-hued voice of a tenor in full cry, to the bustling style of new genre-bending composers, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new releases.
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April 19, 2009 The small, family-run record label from the south of France has thwarted the downward slide in classical music sales by choosing unorthodox recording projects and trusting its musicians. While other labels' sales have collapsed, Harmonia Mundi is thriving.
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May 18, 2005 Remembering lost L.A. with Ry Cooder; 'Bohemian Rhapsody' retooled by Grey Delisle; A new vocal recording from Brian Eno; Legendary jazz pianist Keith Jarrett; Vivaldi via Bach via Alexandre Tharaud; The return of electronica duo Kraftwerk; A reissued classic by Gang of Four; Masterful indie pop from Spoon; A debut from New York's The Cloud Room.
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