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On the Bang on a Can All-Stars' new album, Field Recordings, composers riff on a range of recorded sounds. Peter Serling/Bang on a Can hide caption

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Donald Palumbo became the Met's chorus master in the 2007-2008 season. He sang in choruses all his life, he says, and eventually worked his way up without any formal conservatory training. Marty Sohl/Courtesy of the Met hide caption

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Composer Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Peter Serling hide caption

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Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis. Linn Records hide caption

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Violinist Hilary Hahn. Peter Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Soprano Pretty Yende in a Los Angeles Opera rehearsal. Starting Saturday, she'll be appearing in the company's production of The Marriage of Figaro. Corin Cates-Carney/NPR hide caption

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The Tallis Scholars sing the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Eric Richmond hide caption

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Berlin Philharmonic Principal Oboist Albrecht Mayer introduces neglected composers from Mozart's time on the new album Lost and Found. Harald Hoffmann/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Tenor Bryan Hymel sings shining high Cs in the Rossini aria "Asile héréditaire." Dario Acosta/Warner Classics hide caption

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Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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The Dallas Street Choir performed in T-shirts, then changed into formalwear for the Street Requiem. Baritone Russell Rodriguez is in front, far right, in an orange T-shirt. Courtesy of Mark Mullaney hide caption

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The Knights play a mix of Reich, Bach, Stravinsky and a couple of their own compositions on their new album. The Knights hide caption

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Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, has announced he will step down in 2017. Chris Lee/New York Philharmonic hide caption

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Composer Andrew Norman's new album is called Play. BMOP Sound hide caption

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