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Ensemble Matheus At Carnegie Hall

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Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums

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Hear Venice Baroque Play Vivaldi In Boston

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Parco della Musica on World of Opera -- 'Orlando Furioso'

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1,000 Essential Recordings You Must Hear

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Roberto Sierra: Folias

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Venice Baroque Orchestra In Concert

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Red Priest: Defying Baroque Boundaries

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Oboist Liang Wang: His Reeds Come First

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A Sampling of Stormy Classical Music

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Max Richter Recomposes 'The Four Seasons'

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Clouds, Concertos And A Trip To Fiji: New Classical Albums

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Hear Ted Libbey and Fred Child Recommend Vivaldi's '4 Seasons'

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Hear An Introduction To 'Orlando Furioso'

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