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Some musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra are protesting an invitation extended to conservative radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct. Louise Huang/Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor

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Byron Janis, photographed in 1968 at the Chateau Thoiry, where he discovered two rare Chopin manuscripts, one of which sits on the antique piano. Maria Cooper Janis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

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Aaron Martin (left) and Dag Rosenqvist record as From the Mouth of the Sun. Laura Steele / Malin Johansson hide caption

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Light Blooms in Hollow Space

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Edward Parks, who plays Steve Jobs, and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

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A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

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Camp staffer Abby Martin (left) and veteran camper Torrin Hallett (right) play their horns at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp. Patty Wight/Maine Public Radio hide caption

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At This Summer Camp, Horn Players Of All Ages Find Community

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The late composer Pierre Henry, in a 2008 photograph taken in a Paris studio. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Pierre Henry, A Composer Who Made The Everyday Extraordinary

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The Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir's new album is devoted to music by compatriot Tõnu Kõrvits. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

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Part of the cover art for Planetarium, the concept album by Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister and Bryce Dessner. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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An illustrated scene from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the play Mendelssohn celebrates in his expansive, beautiful Overture in E major, Op. 21. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Of The Original Song Of The Summer

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