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Early music specialist Jordi Savall has turned his attention to the widely varied music of the Balkans. "For me," he says, "it's one of the most exciting projects that happened in the last 20 years."

April 20, 2014 The viol master explores the rich musical traditions of a region steeped in culture and conflict.

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Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion was first heard on Good Friday, 1727 in Leipzig, Germany.

April 17, 2014 Take a guided tour of Bach's sacred masterpiece with acclaimed singers, scholars and conductors.

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Look, Ma! Behind our backs!

April 17, 2014 Watch a bout of musical (and very physical) one-upwomanship that's gone viral.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with an homage to the sea called Become Ocean.

April 14, 2014 Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

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Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.

April 12, 2014 An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.

April 9, 2014 Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson sang before a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.

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