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A late 15th-century icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the Saints of Rostov adorns the cover of a new album of Russian Orthodox Church music by the vocal ensemble Conspirare.

Read Pitch Perfect: 3 Must-Hear Vocal Albums

March 18, 2014 – Hear new vocal albums from blistering Beethoven to ancient sounds from the Russian Orthodox Church.

It was a big year for extravagant classical box sets.

Read A Bumper Crop Of Classical Box Sets

December 6, 2013 – Amid a banner year for classical music box sets, advice on what to splurge on.

Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin.

Read After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

November 26, 2013 – Live at Carnegie Hall captures a riveting experience with a beloved conductor, James Levine.


Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta in the Festival at Aix production of Written on Skin.

Watch This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

October 4, 2013 – In George Benjamin's Written on Skin, human cruelty is inextricably connected to passion and art.


A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace.

Read A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

August 15, 2013 – These Brahms and Mozart recordings convey natural refinement, balance and a kind of inward grace.


San Juan Bautista Mission in California, the inspiration for Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 4.

Read Symphonic Music, American Style: 3 Must-Hear Albums

July 24, 2013 – A trio of orchestral albums from our summer-long search for the Great American Symphony.

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