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Conductor Colin Davis concludes his cycle of Carl Nielsen's symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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February 20, 2013 – Three albums in our ears: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and a battered electric guitar.

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Richard Thompson's new album is titled Electric.

Read Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love

February 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women.

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Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Watch Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

February 13, 2013 – The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Read Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

February 13, 2013 – The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.

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Violist Nadia Sirota.

Listen The New Baroque And A Nod To Minnesota

February 12, 2013 – A bottomless bass sings Handel and a soaring symphony by Sibelius are among this week's picks.

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Marcos Valle in Los Angeles in 1968.

Read Reissued And Relevant, Marcos Valle's '70s Bossa Nova Returns

February 5, 2013 – Four of the Brazilian singer-songwriter's classic records are being re-released this week.

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Composer Mohammed Fairouz, whose hour-long chamber opera Sumeida's Song recently appeared on recording and on stage.

Read Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera

February 5, 2013 – An intense yet modestly scaled opera Sumeia's Song by composer Mohammed Fairouz offers a model.

Cover art for Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album.

Read Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?

February 4, 2013 – The reissued 1977 album includes several bonus tracks, but critic Tom Moon wonders if it's worth it.

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Yo La Tengo's new album is titled Fade.

Read Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading

February 4, 2013 – The band's new album, Fade, demonstrates that Yo La Tengo is all grown up but not at all stuffy.

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Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name.

Read 'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark

January 31, 2013 – Dave Grohl lights up a famed L.A. studio for one last session in the documentary Sound City.

Jack DeJohnette.

Read A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

January 31, 2013 – A new four-CD box set highlights the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer.

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Miles Davis' Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 is a compilation of previously unreleased material performed by a short-lived incarnation of his touring band.

Read A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

January 30, 2013 – Live recordings capture a groundbreaking artist between two vastly different periods in his career.

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Singer-songwriter and actress Paloma Faith's new album is titled Fall to Grace.

Read Paloma Faith's 'Fall To Grace' Is A Keeper

January 30, 2013 – A U.K. singer influenced by classic R&B and pop, Faith has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Adele.

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Vusi Mahlasela's new album, a live recording of his 20th-anniversary show in Johannesburg, is titled Sing to the People.

Read Two Decades On, Vusi Mahlasela Still Sings 'To The People'

January 24, 2013 – The South African singer's new recording is a live concert featuring his most powerful anthems.

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The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto.

Read Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec's Sense Of Place

January 22, 2013 – The Pulitzer Prize winner composer has written appealing pieces inspired by far flung locations.

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