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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.


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.


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.


Jonathan Carney is the concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

April 8, 2014 Test your knowledge of symphonic violin solos with the concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony.

Kristine Opolais made her Madama Butterfly debut as Cio-Cio-San, only to get a last-minute call to play Mimi in La Boheme.

April 7, 2014 Soprano Kristine Opolais made Metropolitan Opera history singing back to back Puccini roles.


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