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A Bicentennial For Boston's Handel And Haydn Society

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Ensemble Matheus At Carnegie Hall

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Hear Nadia Sirota Play Greenstein's 'In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves'

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Richard Croft and Danielle de Niese star in Handel's 'Semele' at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Alvaro Yañez/courtesy of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées hide caption

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'No, no, I'll take less'

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Conductor Charles Mackerras, photographed in 1974, will be remembered for rebuilding the reputation of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Getty Images hide caption

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Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8 [Act 1. Vís, co mi napadlo?]

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An Audio Introduction to the Opera

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