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This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

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A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace. Jay Shulman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

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

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Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 - 'Allegro sanguineo' (London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, cond.)

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Hear Nadia Sirota Play Greenstein's 'In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves'

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Composer Mohammed Fairouz, whose hour-long chamber opera Sumeida's Song recently appeared on recording and on stage. Samantha West/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The mountainside Montserrat monastery, north of Barcelona, inspired Paul Moravec to write a cello concerto. Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have an album coming out in March. Sony Classical hide caption

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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. Hyperion hide caption

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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. Chandos Records hide caption

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The special effects in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's music helped forge a new cutting-edge style. /De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Gerardo Antonio Sanchez Torres/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For violinist Gidon Kremer's new album, he commissioned 11 composers to rework and build on keyboard music by J.S. Bach. Courtesy of ECM records hide caption

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The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells (left). Stephen Spinelli/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's award-winning Violin Concerto receives its debut recording. Mat Hennek/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Violin Concerto [1. Mirage]

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Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven

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