Tristan Perich's "1-Bit Symphony" features hand-assembled circuitry housed in a clear plastic CD case. hide caption

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Bach, Ballet And 1-Bit Symphonies: New Classical CDs

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The Vixen (Isabel Bayrakdarian) sows seeds of discontent among the barnyard animals. New Press Photo Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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Violinist Lara St. John was once described as having "a controversial sense of fun." Billy Kass hide caption

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The Violinist Discusses Her Career And Her CD Covers

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Conductor Charles Mackerras in the '70s. Erich Auerbach / Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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Janacek: Sinfonietta – 1st movement
Charles Mackerras conducts the Vienna Philharmonic (Decca 410138)

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Conductor Charles Mackerras, photographed in 1974, will be remembered for rebuilding the reputation of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Getty Images hide caption

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Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8 [Act 1. Vís, co mi napadlo?]

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Audio Only: Zuill Bailey's Tiny Desk Concert

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The Sacred, Profane And Placid: New Classical CDs

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Tenor Enrico Caruso, circa 1910, in the lead role in Leoncavallo's opera I Pagliacci (The Clowns). Getty Images hide caption

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Enrico Caruso, And Confessions Of An Operaholic

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The Emerson Quartet's latest passion is the late string quartets by Dvorak. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 [Allegretto]

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Audio Only: David Russell's Tiny Desk Concert

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Daniel Bjarnason, from Iceland, is among a new crop of young composers equally conversant in classical and popular music. Bedroom Community Records hide caption

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Bedroom Community Records

Brooklyn, Iceland And Outer Space: New Classical CDs

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Composer Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto is this year's Pultizer Prize winner for music. Candace DiCarlo hide caption

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Higdon: Violin Concerto - "Fly Forward" (excerpt)

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