Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 when she starred in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. Sony Classical Archives hide caption

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Re dell'abisso, affrettati

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Norway's natural wonders, depicted in this album photo, were inspiration for the 19th-century violinist and composer Ole Bull. Jim Bengston/ECM Records hide caption

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Lysoen/Homage a Ole Bull

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This beautiful wooden box houses the new Michael Gordon piece, Timber, scored for six percussionists and six two-by-fours. Cantaloupe Records hide caption

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

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Channeling Bach: Heinz Holliger revisits some soul-searching music. Daniel Vass/ECM records hide caption

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Ich Hatte Viel Bekummernis

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The Ebène Quartet plays everything from surf rock and jazz standards to Debussy and Ravel. Frank Stewart/Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Ebene Quartet: The Art Of The French String Quartet

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Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

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