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Conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Oregon Symphony in music inspired by war.

May 12, 2011 Hear the orchestra perform works possessed with the turbulent spirit of war.

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May 7, 2008 Bethesda's high-tech concert hall hosts young musicians playing music by Barber and Debussy.

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May 22, 2009 Hear five musical expressions of uncommon power and beauty, reminding listeners of what we've lost.

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Violinist Julia Fischer.

June 28, 2011 A lovely new recording with unexpected emotional resonance.

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A bee at work.

August 25, 2011 Catch the buzz: Commentator Miles Hoffman finds gorgeous musical evocations of the lowly bumblebee.

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March 2, 2006 Tuba player Michael Moore performs Vaughan Williams' concerto with the Atlanta Symphony.

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December 18, 2007 WGBH Radio's Brian McCreath counts down his Top 10 classical releases of 2007.

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Elgar: Violin Concerto / Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

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  • Album: Elgar: Violin Concerto / Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Released: 2004
 

Poème

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  • Album: Poème
  • Artist: Julia Fischer
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2011
 

Hindemith: Requiem "For Those We Love"

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  • Album: Hindemith: Requiem "For Those We Love"
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Orfeo
  • Released: 2009
 

John Adams: Fearful Symmetries; Wound Dresser

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  • Album: John Adams: Fearful Symmetries; Wound Dresser
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 1989
 

Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88-92; Sinfonia Concertante

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  • Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88-92; Sinfonia Concertante
  • Artist: Simon Rattle
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos; Wind Quintet

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  • Album: Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos; Wind Quintet
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Russian Album

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  • Album: Russian Album
  • Artist: Anna Netrebko
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2006
 

Handel Arias

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  • Album: Handel Arias
  • Artist: Danielle DeNiese
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2007
 

Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3; Sonata a 5

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  • Album: Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3; Sonata a 5
  • Artist: Richard Egarr
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2007
 

Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits

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  • Album: Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits
  • Artist: Andrew Russo
  • Label: Black Box
  • Released: 2007
 

Bach: Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988

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  • Album: Bach: Goldberg Variations, Bwv 988
  • Artist: Simone Dinnerstein
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007
 

Francisco Guerrero: Missa Super flumina Babylonis

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  • Album: Francisco Guerrero: Missa Super flumina Babylonis
  • Artist: Ensemble Plus Ultra
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis [Hybrid SACD]

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  • Album: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis [Hybrid SACD]
  • Artist: Robert Spano
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2007
 

The Red Violin

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  • Album: The Red Violin
  • Artist: Maria Bachmann
  • Label: Endeavor
  • Released: 2007