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Jean Sibelius

In 2023, pianist Awadagin Pratt released a terrific comeback album, his first in 12 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 10 Best Classical Albums of 2023

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Violinist Augustin Hadelich pairs a classic concerto with a contemporary one on this new album. Rosalie O'Connor hide caption

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Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist. Alberto Venzago hide caption

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Davis On First Hearing Berlioz's Melodies

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

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He'd be great to swill gin with, and he might tell us what he did with his mysteriously missing Symphony No. 8. Getty Images hide caption

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Hear Sibelius conduct his own music: "Andante Festivo" (recorded Jan. 1, 1939)

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In his diary, Sibelius noted the inspiration for the grand theme in his Fifth Symphony: "Today I saw 16 swans. God, what beauty! They circled over me for a long time. Disappeared into the solar haze like a silver ribbon." Istock hide caption

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Sibelius' Fifth Symphony

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Beauty Amid the Discord: Music in the 20th Century

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