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Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy pursued a career as a concert pianist. Paul Marc Mitchell/Warner Classics hide caption

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13The Man I Love

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    Solo
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    Nicholas McCarthy
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    Warner Classics
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    2015

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra with pianist Jan Lisiecki at Carnegie Hall in a program inspired by Vienna. Ebru Yildiz/for NPR hide caption

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Daniel Wohl's new album, Holographic, is released Jan. 29. Nathan Lee Bush/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Source

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    Holographic
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    Daniel Wohl
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    New Amsterdam
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    2016

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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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06Whispered and Revealed

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    Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas
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    Essential Voices USA
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    Sono Luminus
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    2015

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Conductor Simon Rattle took his Berlin Philharmonic and symphonies by Beethoven to Carnegie Hall for a week-long residency. AJ Wilhelm/NPR hide caption

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Beethoven Symphonies At Carnegie Hall Via Berlin

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Simon Smith's new album traces the career of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Veronica Alva/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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17Nostalghia

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    Valentin Silvestrov: Piano Sonatas
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    Simon Smith
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    Delphian
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    2015

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Richard Strauss' Musical Mountain Climb

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