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Poulenc, Palestrina And Two-By-Fours: New Classical Albums

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Ebene Quartet: The Art Of The French String Quartet

Hear the versatile group play Ravel, Debussy and Fauré at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Classics in Concert

Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

Hear an outstanding Russian pianist play Chopin and rarely heard Rachmaninov in recital.

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Simone Dinnerstein Communes With Bach

Hear the pianist play Bach and Schubert in recital at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Making A Case For Menotti

Commentator Miles Hoffman says composer Gian Carlo Menotti is among the best of the 20th century.

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Dutch Treat: Gre Brouwenstijn Sings Verdi And Wagner

Hear a neglected but terrific Dutch soprano sing an aria from La Forza del Destino.

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Bernard Herrmann At 100: Master Of The Movie Score

With his unorthodox orchestrations and harmonies, Hermann changed the way we heard film music.

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