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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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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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    The White Wind
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    Canticles of the Holy Wind
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    The Crossing
    Label
    Cantaloupe
    Released
    2017

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On the new album Rímur, Trio Mediaeval teams up with trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Oddleiv Apneseth/Courtesy of ECM hide caption

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04Morgunstjarna

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    Rimur
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    Trio Mediaeval
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    ECM
    Released
    2017

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Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform in Bryce Dessner's Black Mountain Songs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Julieta Cervantes hide caption

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Childhood's Retreat

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Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski's new album, Fantasies, features music by Mozart and Schumann. Warner Classics hide caption

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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24. Andrew Musson hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Holger Kettner hide caption

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Listen to Barenboim on Bruckner

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The Naqsh Duo's debut album is called Narrante. Hessam Samavatian/ECM hide caption

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05Parlando

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    Parlando
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    Narrante
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    Naqsh Duo
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    2016

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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09Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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    Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
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    Chopin: Mazurkas
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    Pavel Kolesnikov
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    2016

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Songs We Love: The Westerlies, 'Saro'

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Polish composer Henryk Górecki, in Zakopane, Poland, in 1994 — two years after a recording of his Symphony No. 3 became a surprise hit. Górecki died in 2010. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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13Hej, z gory, z gory

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    Hej, z gory, z gory
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    Very Best of Gorecki
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    Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
    Label
    DUX
    Released
    2016

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The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra's new album, Mirror, features music by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits. Kaupo Kikkas /ECM Records hide caption

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09Plainland Song

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    Plainland Song
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    Tõnu Kõrvits: Mirror
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    Tõnu Kõrvits
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    ECM New Series
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    2016

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The New York-based orchestra Alarm Will Sound puts a fresh twist on The Beatles' most maligned song. Carl Sander Socolow/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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01Revolution 9

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    Alarm Will Sound presents Modernists
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    Alarm Will Sound
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    Cantaloupe
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    2016

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Musicians from the French ensembles Dedalus and Muzzix have recreated an album by Moondog, originally released in 1971. Christian Mathieu/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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24Behold

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    Behold
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    Louis "Moondog" Hardin: Round the World of Sound
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    Dedalus / Muzzix
    Label
    New World Records
    Released
    2016

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Singers in the newly formed vocal group ORA perform music old and brand new. Nick Rutter/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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08Kyrie after Byrd

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    Kyrie after Byrd
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    Upheld by Stillness
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    Harmonia Mundi
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    2016

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