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Daniel Wohl's new album, Holographic, is released Jan. 29. Nathan Lee Bush/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Source
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    Daniel Wohl: Holographic
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    Daniel Wohl/Olga Bell/Caroline Shaw
    Label
    New Amsterdam
    Released
    2016

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Nico Muhly's new holiday song is based on Longfellow's poem Snow-flakes. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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06Whispered and Revealed
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    Whispered and Revealed
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    Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas
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    Essential Voices USA
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    Sono Luminus
    Released
    2015

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Simon Smith's new album traces the career of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Veronica Alva/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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17Nostalghia
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    Valentin Silvestrov: Piano Sonatas
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    Simon Smith
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    Delphian
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    2015

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Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz piano. Vahan Stepanyan/ECM hide caption

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05Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)
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    Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)
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    Luys i Luso
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    Tigran Hamasyan / Yerevan State Chamber Choir
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    ECM
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    2015

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Louis Moreau Gottschalk was America's first musical superstar. Library of Congress hide caption

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01Le Banjo
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    Louis Moreau Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics - Solo Piano Music
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    Steven Mayer
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    Naxos
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    2015

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Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ gives a Gershwin classic an expressive, evocative twist with the đàn bâù, a traditional Vietnamese instrument. Nguyen Nhat Hoang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Summertime
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William Schimmel distills Mahler's lengthy Ninth Symphony down to under seven minutes. Illustration by Joan Chiverton hide caption

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11Mahler 9
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    Mahler 9
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    Theater of the Accordion
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    William Schimmel/Wynton Marsalis
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    Roven Records
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    2015

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Sarah Kirkland Snider's song cycle Unremembered comes out Sept. 4. Willy Somma/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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08The Witch
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    Unremembered
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    Sarah Kirkland Snider/Padma Newsome/DM Stith
    Label
    New Amsterdam
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    2015

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The Icelandic group Nordic Affect has commissioned new works for its forthcoming album, Clockworking. David Oldfield hide caption

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01Clockworking
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    Clockworking
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    Nordic Affect
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    Dorian Sono Luminus
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Pianist Bruce Brubaker has been playing Philip Glass' music for more than 20 years. Timothy Saccenti hide caption

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01Mad Rush
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    Mad Rush
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    Glass Piano
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    Bruce Brubaker
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    2015

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Andras Schiff had a change of heart when it comes to the fortepiano. Nadia F. Romanini/ECM Records hide caption

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03Impromptu in A-flat, Op. 142 - Allegretto
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    Impromptu in A-flat, Op. 142 - Allegretto
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    Franz Schubert
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    Andras Schiff
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    2015

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On the Bang on a Can All-Stars' new album, Field Recordings, composers riff on a range of recorded sounds. Peter Serling/Bang on a Can hide caption

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02An Open Cage
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    Field Recordings
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    Bang On A Can All-Stars
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    Cantaloupe
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    2015

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Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis. Linn Records hide caption

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06Rebonds - B
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    Iannis Xenakis: IX
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    Kuniko
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    Linn Records
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    2015

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Violinist Hilary Hahn. Michael Patrick O'Leary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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03Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, III. Rondeau
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    Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, III. Rondeau
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    Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 Violin Concertos
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    Hilary Hahn
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    Deutsche Grammophon
    Released
    2015

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The Kronos Quartet. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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01Cercle du Nord III
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Tenor Bryan Hymel sings shining high Cs in the Rossini aria "Asile héréditaire." Dario Acosta/Warner Classics hide caption

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01Asile héréditaire
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    Heroique
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    Bryan Hymel
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    Warner Classics
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The new album by piano duo Anderson and Roe is devoted to J.S. Bach. Ken Schles hide caption

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05Erbarme Dich (from St. Matthew Passion)
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    Erbarme Dich (from St. Matthew Passion)
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    The Art of Bach
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    Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
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    Steinway & Sons
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    2015

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The Knights play a mix of Reich, Bach, Stravinsky and a couple of their own compositions on their new album. The Knights hide caption

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01Duet for Two Violins and Strings
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    Duet for Two Violins and Strings
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    The Ground Beneath Our Feet
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    Warner Classics
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Composer Andrew Norman's new album is called Play. BMOP Sound hide caption

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Bach, Brits And A Bodacious Boston Orchestra: New Classical Albums
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