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Claude Debussy, photographed ca. 1908. He died 100 years ago on March 25, 1918. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Songs We Love: Debussy, 'La Plus Que Lente'

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Two of Florence Price's Violin Concertos, considered lost for decades, have been newly recorded. G. Nelidoff/Florence Price Papers, University or Arkansas Libraries hide caption

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Songs We Love: Florence Price, 'Violin Concerto No. 2'

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Third Coast Percussion's new album, out Feb. 9, is called Paddle to the Sea. Saverio Truglia hide caption

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Songs We Love: Third Coast Percussion, 'Madeira River'

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On their new album, Bang on a Can All-Stars wear stethoscopes to perform music by Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry. Lisa Bauso/Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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Songs We Love: Bang On A Can All-Stars, 'The Brief And Neverending Blur'

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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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AE Romeser

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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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Songs We Love: From The Mouth Of The Sun, 'Light Blooms In Hollow Space'

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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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Songs We Love: The Crossing, 'The White Wind'

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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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Songs We Love: Trio Mediaeval, 'Morgunstjarna'

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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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Julieta Cervantes

In 'Childhood's Retreat,' A Boy Climbs A Tree To View The Man He's Become

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

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Songs We Love: Naqsh Duo, 'Parlando'

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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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Song For A Pony And A Blue-Eyed Girl

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The New York-based orchestra Alarm Will Sound puts a fresh twist on The Beatles' most maligned song. Carl Sander Socolow/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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A Symphonic 'Revolution' From Alarm Will Sound

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Musicians from the French ensembles Dedalus and Muzzix have recreated an album by Moondog, originally released in 1971. Christian Mathieu/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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'Behold': Moondog With A French Twist

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