Robert Haigh – Black Sarabande (Unseen Worlds; due Jan. 24, 2020)
Leo Takami – Felis Catus & Silence (Unseen Worlds; due Feb. 28, 2020)
Kanye West – The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella; 2004)
Grateful Dead – Ready or Not (Grateful Dead/Rhino; 1992-95/2019)
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (original motion picture soundtrack) – studio orchestra/John Williams, William Ross, Gustavo Dudamel (Walt Disney Records; 2015)
John Williams – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (original motion picture soundtrack) – studio chorus/Grant Gershon, studio orchestra/John Williams, William Ross (Walt Disney Records; 2017)
Danish String Quartet – Prism II (ECM New Series; 2019)
> Johann Sebastian Bach – Fugue in B-flat minor (BWV 869); Alfred Schnittke – String Quartet No. 3; Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat; Grosse fuge (Opp. 130, 133)
Wolfgang Rihm – Requiem-Strophen – Mojca Erdmann, Anna Prohaska, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons (NEOS; 2018)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 in E minor – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons (BR-Klassik; 2019)
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons (BR-Klassik; 2019)
This week in On the Record: Check out an impressive career-overview set devoted to the cellist Charles Curtis and the composers he has championed, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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Listen to an exclusive preview track from 'Odd West,' an engrossing new album of acoustic-guitar reveries by Brooklyn indie-music stalwart Jason McMahon, due Jan. 31 on the Shinkoyo label.
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This week's tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears includes selections featuring Anáhuac, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Meara O'Reilly, and Michael Gielen.
This week in On the Record: Check out an immersive collection of contemporary Armenian music, lovingly curated by violinist Movses Pogossian, plus dozens of listings for forthcoming releases.
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