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Julia Bullock's Walking in the Dark is one of NPR Music's top 10 classical albums of 2022. Photo illustration: Jackie Lay/NPR / Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images hide caption

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Artists featured on the best music of October episode (from top left, clockwise): Maral, Open Mike Eagle, Natalia Lafourcade, Víkingur Ólafsson, Plains. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of October, from ancestral grooves to hip-hop nostalgia

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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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Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson sets the music of Mozart amid his peers to offer a fresh take on the master composer. Ari Magg/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Víkingur Ólafsson Wants To Change Your Mind About Mozart

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