Every Composer Needs A Great Storyteller

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Allan Jones plays debonair leading man Gaylord Ravenal and Irene Dunne is the enchanting Magnolia in the 1936 film version of Show Boat, which has just been released on DVD. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution hide caption

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1936 'Show Boat': A Multiracial, Musical Melodrama, Now Out On DVD

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The Neue Galerie exhibit's empty frames represent paintings that were lost or destroyed by the Nazis. They appear beside works that survived Nazi rule, like George Grosz's Portrait of the Writer Max Hermann-Neisse (lower right). Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

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A Poetry Reading: 'To My Oldest Friend, Whose Silence Is Like A Death'

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Review: Jonas Kaufmann Sings Wagner And Verdi

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Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of 15 17th century Dutch paintings on view at New York's Frick Collection through early 2014. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Pearl Earring' Is The Crown Jewel Of The Frick's Dutch Exhibit

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Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin. Cory Weaver/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

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Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta in the Festival at Aix production of Written on Skin. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

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A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace. Jay Shulman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated

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Pamina (Amy Carson) and Tamino (Joseph Kaiser) in Kenneth Branagh's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Revolver Group hide caption

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Branagh Imagines Mozart's 'Magic Flute' In Wartime

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Oldenburg's fascination with simple, everyday objects often led him to food as a subject, as with Pastry Case, I, 1961-62. Claes Oldenburg/Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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The Art Of Life: Claes Oldenburg At MOMA

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A film still of New York City from 1952's This Is Cinerama. The film was meant to introduce audiences to the new Cinerama widescreen. Flicker Alley LLC hide caption

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Cinerama Brought The Power Of Peripheral Vision To The Movies

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John Schlesinger's 1971 film Sunday Bloody Sunday has just been released on Blu-ray. The film's complex love triangle starred Peter Finch, Murray Head and Glenda Jackson. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Mozart's Starring Role In 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'

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On her new album, opera star Cecilia Bartoli tackles the work of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani. Uli Weber/Decca hide caption

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Cecilia Bartoli's New 'Mission' Unearths Baroque Gems

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