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Soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan has performed more than 80 world premieres. Elmer de Haas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music and an incredible story from the Mercury Prize winner, who started on the streets of Paris.

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A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

"I want to show the new face of Afghanistan," says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.

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Songs We Love: Daniel Wohl, 'Source'

Hear the Paris native merge the oldest instrument, the human voice, with a palette of colorful electronic sounds, applied with a painter's touch.

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French Composer Pierre Boulez Dies At 90

The composer and conductor changed the way we hear music, not only through his own compositions but in the concerts he conducted. He died Tuesday at the age of 90.

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Rachmaninoff: An American Without Assimilation

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop muses on both the Russian and American sides of Sergei Rachmaninoff and his Third Symphony.

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