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The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells (left).

Read Roomful Of Teeth: Experimental Singing, Smiles Guaranteed

October 23, 2012 – Hear this exciting group bring a 21st-century spin to a capella singing on their debut album.

Read Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure

October 16, 2012 – The composer-conductor's award-winning Violin Concerto makes a stunning CD debut.


The Budapest String Quartet in 1919.

Read Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven

October 16, 2012 – Critic Lloyd Schwartz says the group's versions of Beethoven's string quartets are incomparable.


Vagn Holmboe is considered Denmark's finest composer of symphonies after Carl Nielsen.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Neglected Symphonies By A Great Dane

October 2, 2012 – The brilliant and rigorously built chamber symphonies by Vagn Holmboe have finally made it to disc.

Read A Young Pianist Triumphs In Music From The Young 20th Century

September 26, 2012 – With a new album, a pianist again fulfills the promise of his Chopin Competition dominance.

Read Trifonov's Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

September 18, 2012 – A blazingly talented young Russian pianist records the concerto that's become his calling card.

Septuagenarian conductor Neeme Järvi brings youthful vigor to an album of brilliant pieces by Saint-Saëns.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Symphonic Sensations From Saint-Saens

September 4, 2012 – A new album, captures old chestnuts and new surprises in spectacular sound.

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim captured in a 2006 photo from Berlin.

Read Barenboim's Beethoven: A Soloist And Conductor In Complete Agreement

August 28, 2012 – Hear an excerpt from Beethoven's piano concertos played and conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

French composer Jules Massenet died 100 years ago, leaving the opera world with a wealth of elegantly composed dramas.

Read Making A Case For Massenet, The Misunderstood Sentimentalist

August 14, 2012 – A new 23-CD set explores the suave elegance of one of the most successful opera composers.

Alfredo Casella's orchestral scores are finally receiving well-deserved attention these days.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Making a Case For Casella

July 31, 2012 – The brilliant orchestral scores of Alfredo Casella are finally receiving well-deserved performances.

Read Alexei Lubimov's Debussy: Less Dreamy, More Dynamic

July 24, 2012 – Thanks to an old instrument in Brussels, a pianist discovered a new world of color and clarity.

Robin Ticciati conducts beyond his years in a debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Read Young Conductor Steers A Vivid, Drug-Addled Dream

July 17, 2012 – Robin Ticciati's boyish looks belie a seasoned approach to Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the St. Matthew Passion in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra.

Read 'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast

July 10, 2012 – A new DVD deals with the Mount Everest of Western classical music in an original way.


Read 'Dead Man Walking' Sings Again

July 3, 2012 – An acclaimed American opera gets a rare honor — a second recording.


The "Scottish Lochs," an impression of composer Erik Chisholm's homeland.

Read Classical Lost and Found: The 'Hindustani' Piano Concerto

June 26, 2012 – The versatile pianist Danny Driver introduces two rarely heard concertos by Scotsman Erik Chisholm.

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