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The Apollo 11 space module above the surface of the moon.
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June 12, 2012 A UK-based group performs Brian Eno's NASA-inspired electronic music on conventional instruments.
Mumbai's Chattrapathi Shivaji Terminus railway station, one of the most famous locales in the city and a site attacked by terrorists in May 2010.
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April 17, 2012 Composer Evan Ziporyn pairs exciting new concertos for two unlikely soloists: bass clarinet and the Indian tabla.
Baroque harpist Giovanna Pessi (left) and singer Susanna Wallumrød mix songs by Henry Purcell, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.
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February 7, 2012 Odd bedfellows perhaps, but each is adept at creating claustrophobic spaces of melancholy.
A new album, directed by Levon Eskenian, sets music by the spiritual leader and composer G. I. Gurdjieff for traditional Eastern instruments.
October 25, 2011 A new album sets music by the Armenian spiritual leader for traditional Eastern folk instruments.
Norway's natural wonders, depicted in this album photo, were inspiration for the 19th-century violinist and composer Ole Bull.
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August 9, 2011 The famed Norwegian composer-violinist has inspired a meditative tribute by two of his countrymen.
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Amjad Ali Khan performs his concerto Samaagam with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Mumbai.
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April 27, 2011 Drawing from ten different traditional ragas, the Indian master has created an East-meets-West mashup for sarod and symphony orchestra. Hear a sneak preview of the May 10th release.
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The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist takes a serene approach on his new CD, Calma.
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March 8, 2011 Known for his free-wheeling Afro-Cuban jazz improvisations, Sosa makes a turnaround on his new album Calma. It's a one-take, spontaneous and serene portrait of the pianist's day to day life in music.
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Tengiz Mirzashvili's winter landscape is the cover art for Giya Kancheli's Themes From The Songbook.
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March 2, 2011 The Georgian composer collected themes from his many scores for stage and screen, and violinist Gidon Kremer and friends fashioned them into an atmospheric stream of laid-back melodies.
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An unlikely combo: Cellist Vincent Segal and kora player Ballake Sissoko.
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January 11, 2011 Hear what happens when a classically trained cellist and a West African kora player collide. A new album by Vincent Segal and Ballake Sissoko unfolds in music of quiet beauty.
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Janus members Amanda Baker (flute), Nuiko Wadden (harp) and Beth Meyers (viola).
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November 16, 2010 The Brooklyn-based harp, flute, viola ensemble isn't afraid to throw a banjo or electronics into its chamber music mix. The debut CD features works by a variety of young composers.
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The free-spirited cellist Matt Haimovitz.
November 9, 2010 The classical cellist has meandered in many musical directions. He and his band of eight cellists have just released a new CD of jazz standards in fresh, new arrangements.
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October 7, 2010 A new song cycle based on Homer's Odyssey and featuring vocalist Shara Worden, deftly weaves pop, jazz, and classical. Hear a sneak preview of the album before its Oct. 26 release date.
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