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Glenn Gould, with his gloves and wrist-warmers, in the Columbia Records studio where he recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations. Don Hunstein/Sony Classical hide caption

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The Gould That Didn't Glitter: New Box Set Of 'Goldberg Variations' Outtakes

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Members of the Danish String Quartet turn to folk music from their Nordic homeland for their new album, Last Leaf. Caroline Bittencourt/ECM hide caption

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06AE Romeser

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    Last Leaf
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    Danish String Quartet
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    2017

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Jonas Kaufmann's new album, L'Opéra, is a tribute to French opera. Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Classical hide caption

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Jonas Kaufmann: A Tenor At The Top

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Aaron Martin (left) and Dag Rosenqvist record as From the Mouth of the Sun. Laura Steele / Malin Johansson hide caption

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Light Blooms in Hollow Space

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The Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's new album is devoted to music by compatriot Tõnu Kõrvits. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

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The new album from the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing features music by John Luther Adams. Courtesy of Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The White Wind

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    Canticles of the Holy Wind
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    The Crossing
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    Cantaloupe
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    2017

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On the new album Rímur, Trio Mediaeval teams up with trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Oddleiv Apneseth/Courtesy of ECM hide caption

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04Morgunstjarna

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    Rimur
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    Trio Mediaeval
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    2017

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Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform in Bryce Dessner's Black Mountain Songs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Julieta Cervantes hide caption

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Childhood's Retreat

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Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski's new album, Fantasies, features music by Mozart and Schumann. Warner Classics hide caption

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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24. Andrew Musson hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Holger Kettner hide caption

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Listen to Barenboim on Bruckner

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The Naqsh Duo's debut album is called Narrante. Hessam Samavatian/ECM hide caption

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05Parlando

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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09Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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    Chopin: Mazurkas
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The members of The Westerlies call themselves "an accidental brass quartet." Michael George hide caption

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Songs We Love: The Westerlies, 'Saro'

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Polish composer Henryk Górecki, in Zakopane, Poland, in 1994 — two years after a recording of his Symphony No. 3 became a surprise hit. Górecki died in 2010. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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13Hej, z gory, z gory

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    Hej, z gory, z gory
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    Very Best of Gorecki
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    Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir
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    DUX
    Released
    2016

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