Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of the original Star Wars film. The movie was originally released on May 25, 1977. Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The new album from the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing features music by John Luther Adams. Courtesy of Cantaloupe Music hide caption

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02The White Wind

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The "magical" music during the opening credits of Twin Peaks, originally broadcast in 1990, sets the tone for the cult classic. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To 'Twin Peaks'

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Composer Lou Harrison was open to the vividness of other cultures throughout his life. He helped introduce Indonesian gamelan music to the West. Courtesy of Eva Soltes hide caption

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

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The Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs Silent Voices, a multi-composer work that addresses social concerns articulated by the young singers themselves. Julienne Schaer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out

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Min Kym is shown at her debut recital at the Serenates D'Estiu Festival in Majorca in July 1992. Courtesy of Min Kym/Crown hide caption

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Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

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Violinist Adrian Pintea, from The Julliard School, plays a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert" in 2007 at Christie's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope

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Leo Brouwer went from being an orphan in Cuba to one of the most prolific Latin American composers alive today. Danay Nápoles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'To Be Useful Is Something Incredible': Leo Brouwer Reflects On His Legacy

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On the new album Rímur, Trio Mediaeval teams up with trumpeter Arve Henriksen. Oddleiv Apneseth/Courtesy of ECM hide caption

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04Morgunstjarna

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Max Richter brings a diverse playlist with him for an NPR Music Guest DJ session. Yulia Mahr/Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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What's Composer Max Richter Listening To? Pretty Much Everything

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