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NPR Names Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva & Hiatus Kaiyote Best of 2015

Sony Music Masterworks had a few great inclusions in NPR Music’s Favorite Songs of 2015 List. Read some of the highlights below.

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Jonas Kaufmann, “Torna ai felici di (Puccini)”
The star tenor’s muscular, mahogany-tinged voice captures both the anguish and Italian sunshine within an unjustly neglected Puccini aria.
– Tom Huizenga
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Sonya Yoncheva, “Le jour sous le soleil beni (Messager)”
An evocative and rarely-performed aria sung by the pride of Bulgaria, a rising soprano with confidence and a creamy lyric voice.
– Tom Huizenga
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Hiatus Kaiyote, “Breathing Underwater”
This year, Nai Palm and the crew released Choose Your Weapon, their best offering thus far. On “Breathing Underwater,” they held back on the technical acrobatics and returned to the irresistible groove.
– Bobby Carter
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