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Classical Music

A sampling of recent Baltimore-centric classical, jazz recordings

A sampling of recent Baltimore-centric classical, jazz recordings

The recording industry, long believed to be on its last legs, isn't quite done yet. For fresh evidence, consider these releases, which provide a vibrant aural sampling of what some Baltimore-connected classical and jazz artists have been up to lately.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Symphony Nos. 1 and 2. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist; Marin Alsop, conductor. Naxos.

No one searched more ardently for the secrets to life, death and faith than Leonard Bernstein. He poured those concerns into several fascinating works, among them his first two symphonies. They are impressively performed by the Baltimore...

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