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On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composers.

Read When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer

December 18, 2012 – Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès shine in a recital of disparate pieces.

The Boogers, pogo-ing to their punk rock for kids.

Watch The Boogers And Play Date Make Punk Rock For Kids

December 12, 2012 – On their latest albums, each band makes kids' music using the infectious hooks of classic punk rock.


Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior.

Read Ke$ha: A 'Warrior' In Search Of Legitimacy

December 12, 2012 – On her new album, the pop star tries to show that she's not just in the business for the money.


Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

Watch Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'

December 11, 2012 – The star traverses the pop landscape, pulling in far-flung influences and making them his own.


Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964.

Read Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts

December 11, 2012 – A new, seven-disc Charles Mingus box set chronicles the jazz legend's mid-'60s live performances.


The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Read Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

December 7, 2012 – Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.


Malian guitarist Lobi Traore died in 2010, at just 49. His last album is called Bwati Kono.

Read Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing

December 4, 2012 – Posthumous albums from Zani Diabate and Lobi Traore capture both musicians in their creative prime.


A 1910 portrait of King George V in procession. A new album of choral works by Hubert Parry features music he wrote for the king's coronation one year later.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Hubert Parry's Glorious England

December 4, 2012 – A new album of Hubert Parry's neglected works for chorus and orchestra swells with English pride.

Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights.

Read Tracey Thorn: 'Secular Carols' For The Holidays

November 30, 2012 – Thorn has a new holiday album, Tinsel and Lights, that might just suit warmer weather, too.


Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up!

Read Turning Up The Volume On The Electric Blues

November 29, 2012 – A new compilation traces the history of electric blues from its rocky start through its heyday.


Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim.

Read 'Buddy And Jim': Friends In Life And Songwriting

November 28, 2012 – Friends and songwriters Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale just released a new album of duets.


Benjy Melendez (right) founded and led The Ghetto Brothers in the early 1970s.

Read Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns

November 28, 2012 – The group's one and only album, Power Fuerza, captures music and politics in 1970s New York City.


On her new album, opera star Cecilia Bartoli tackles the work of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani.

Read Cecilia Bartoli's New 'Mission' Unearths Baroque Gems

November 27, 2012 – Lloyd Schwartz reviews the opera star's new album, featuring the music of Agostino Steffani.


Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Read Joyce DiDonato: Sublime Singing Makes The Unreal Real

November 27, 2012 – Hear a celebrated mezzo-soprano sing an aria from her exceptional new recording of Baroque opera.

Burning Bridge personnel, left to right: Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (string bass), Andrew Drury (drum set), Joseph Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn).

Read Jason Kao Hwang: From The Blues To China And Back

November 26, 2012 – The violinist attempts to mix jazz, classical and traditional Chinese music on Burning Bridge.


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