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Byron Janis, photographed in 1968 at the Chateau Thoiry, where he discovered two rare Chopin manuscripts, one of which sits on the antique piano. Maria Cooper Janis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

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Aaron Martin (left) and Dag Rosenqvist record as From the Mouth of the Sun. Laura Steele / Malin Johansson hide caption

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Light Blooms in Hollow Space

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300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

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The Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's new album is devoted to music by compatriot Tõnu Kõrvits. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

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Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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The new album from the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing features music by John Luther Adams. Courtesy of Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The White Wind

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    Canticles of the Holy Wind
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Composer Lou Harrison was open to the vividness of other cultures throughout his life. He helped introduce Indonesian gamelan music to the West. Courtesy of Eva Soltes hide caption

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

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