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Herbert von Karajan's Symphonic Obsessions

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Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Johansen Krause/Peter Lieberson hide caption

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Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

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The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

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Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

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Why Tchaikovsky's Bells And Cannons Sound Every July 4

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An Audio Introduction to the Opera

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Insults And Praise On The Classical Campaign

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Teatro Carlo Felice on World of Opera -- 'Eugene Onegin'

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Van Cliburn: Treasuring Moscow After 50 Years

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Interview with Mirella Freni

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