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The Philip Glass Ensemble performing Music in Twelve Parts at the Idea Warehouse in 1975, with vocalist Joan La Barbara (far left). The Museum of Modern Art/SCALA/Art Resource, N.Y. hide caption

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Minimalism: a story told in 8 pulses

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The composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, but his music is experiencing a renaissance. The Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine is one of the most remarkable classical albums of the year. Ron Hammond hide caption

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Part of the cover art for Planetarium, the concept album by Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister and Bryce Dessner. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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Sleater-Kinney (from left, Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker) will release new music as part of a series to benefit Planned Parenthood. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Nico Muhly's new holiday song is based on Longfellow's poem Snow-flakes. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Nico Muhly, 'Whispered and Revealed'

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In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores comes out Nov. 11. Michael Patrick O'Leary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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One of our favorite albums so far this year is by violinist and composer Todd Reynolds. Mark Kingsley/Innova records hide caption

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NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

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Nico Muhly Composes Andrew Jackson's One-Man Majority

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