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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.

Pantha du Prince collaborates with the percussion ensemble The Bell Laboratory on Elements of Light.

Read As Bell Ringers Chime In, A Laptop Musician Branches Out

January 15, 2013 – Pantha du Prince collaborates with The Bell Laboratory on his latest album, Elements of Light.

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Vissarion Shebalin's music, like that of his compatriots Shostakovich and Prokoviev, was denounced by Soviet officials.

Read Classical Lost and Found: The Lighter Side Of Vissarion Shebalin

January 15, 2013 – A Soviet composer's fortunes swayed with the dictates of the regime, from success to condemnation.

Read Grant Green: The 'Holy Barbarian' Of St. Louis Jazz

January 11, 2013 – An album recording of the guitarist from 1959 captures the thrilling sound of Midwestern jazz.

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Connie Britton (pictured) and Hayden Panetierre star as country singers of different generations on the ABC series Nashville.

Read 'Nashville' Soundtrack Stands On Its Own

January 9, 2013 – An album of songs from the show captures the vocal talents of Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.

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Violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

Read Leonidas Kavakos: Letting Beethoven Shine

January 8, 2013 – A new recording of Beethoven's violin sonatas keeps the spotlight on the music, not the soloist.

Joe Barry was a pioneer of "swamp-pop" in the early 1960s.

Read The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop

January 8, 2013 – In the early 1960s, Joe Barry combined Cajun and country music into a whole new sound.

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