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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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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Tiny Desk Concert with Anonymous 4 on March 4. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, photographed in Salzburg in 2011. Martin Schalk/Getty Images 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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Tenor Bryan Hymel sings shining high Cs in the Rossini aria "Asile héréditaire." Dario Acosta/Warner Classics hide caption

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The new album by piano duo Anderson and Roe is devoted to J.S. Bach. Ken Schles 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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