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In case you missed it

• 27.04.2017

Yair Klartag wants to live peacefully with doubt.

• 03.11.2016

The composer and songwriter Gabriel Kahane is staying candid.

• 13.07.2017

Discover the sounds of issue #64.

• 04.02.2016

The composer Georg Friedrich Haas starts living his sexuality.

• 18.01.2016

A student remembers Lilian Kallir and her unusual illness.

, • 30.03.2017

When the concert stage becomes a trigger for trauma, and what to do about it.

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Video of the Week

Tatar Music

“With my Russian, or rather Tatar background, I feel like I’m strongly attracted to darkness,” the violinist Alina Ibragimova told us in this week’s issue. That made us curious. This video of Tatar music portrays a kind of energetic depth. Also, for the classical concertgoer, there’s something fascinating about the combination of high-level virtuosity and the performers’ indifferent facial expressions.

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Audio of the Week

Georgian Prisoners’ Songs

Listening to Tatar music at the office got us talking about Georgian polyphony. From there, we were only a short Soundcloud search away from these gorgeous Georgian Prisoners’ Songs, recorded from 1916–1918.

Editor’s picks

• 23.06.2016

Dispatches from the Ojai Music Festival and Jordan Hall.

• 30.03.2017

What British musicians listened to as their country triggered Article 50.

• 15.06.2017

An interview with the pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

• 05.01.2017

The composer Jennifer Walshe’s overwhelming worlds.

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