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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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    Whispered and Revealed
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    Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas
    Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Label
    Sono Luminus
    Released
    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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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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    Nostalghia
    Album
    Valentin Silvestrov: Piano Sonatas
    Artist
    Simon Smith
    Label
    Delphian
    Released
    2015

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Richard Strauss' Musical Mountain Climb

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Conductor Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus Thursday in Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky at Carnegie Hall in New York. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz piano. Vahan Stepanyan/ECM hide caption

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05Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)

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    Your Mercy is Boundless (Bazum en Qo gtutyunqd)
    Album
    Luys i Luso
    Artist
    Tigran Hamasyan / Yerevan State Chamber Choir
    Label
    ECM
    Released
    2015

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