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Bernard Herrmann At 100: Master Of The Movie Score

With his unorthodox orchestrations and harmonies, Hermann changed the way we heard film music.

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One of our favorite albums so far this year is by violinist and composer Todd Reynolds. Mark Kingsley/Innova records hide caption

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NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

Discover our favorite classical picks from 2011's first half, and vote for a few of your own.

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Van Cliburn presents Christopher Shih with the First Place prize for winning the Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas. Rodger Mallison/Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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