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Classical Holiday Concerts for Every Taste in 2014

From medieval Christmas fare to tuba carolers and countless versions of Handel's Messiah, here are some concerts around New York to help you get in the holiday spirit.

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Bachstock

The Hidden, Mesmerizing Logic of Bach's Canons

Canons are constructed from a theme and a deceptively simple set of rules. The form, in the hands of a master like Bach, is a model of logical as well as musical beauty.

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WQXR Features

Video: Mivos Quartet Performs Incomplete Bach Fugue

When a new-music ensemble plays Bach, a centuries-old composer suddenly sounds rather modern. Watch the Mivos Quartet's performance at WQXR to find out why.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Philip Glass's Piano Etudes Exemplify a Muscular Late Period

Philip Glass's complete set of 20 Etudes are released on this disc for the first time, recorded by Maki Namekawa for the composer's Orange Mountain Music label. Stream the album now. 

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