Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin. Cory Weaver/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

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Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up?

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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

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Latyrx's new record, The Second Album, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Latyrx: Still Deft And Defiant After Two Decades

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Lady Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is out now. Inez and Vinoodh/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP'

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No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

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Amir ElSaffar's new album is called Alchemy. Nicole LeCorgne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amir ElSaffar Navigates Uncharted Blue Notes On 'Alchemy'

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Brandy Clark's new album is titled 12 Stories. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

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The members of Caravan Palace are practitioners of electro-swing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Europe Swings The Body Electric

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Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now. Annabel Vere/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Traces of You, comes out Tuesday. Harper Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father

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The Poets of Rhythm were a group of young retro-soul musicians from Germany. An anthology of their work was recently released. Julian Rosefeldt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Poets Of Rhythm: A Troop Of German James Browns

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Kaani is Tal National's third studio album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa

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Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson

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