Deceptive Cadence Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.

The opera We Shall Not Be Moved revisits the story of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, and that tragedy's impact on Philadelphia's youth. Shown here: Actors portraying the ghosts that inhabit the site of the bombing surround character Un/Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center). Dave DiRentis /Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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'We Shall Not Be Moved': A New Opera Traces The Legacy Of The 1985 MOVE Bombing

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Composer Morton Feldman at the piano, ca. 1963. University at Buffalo Music Library hide caption

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Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution

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On the upcoming album New Worlds, actor and comedian Bill Murray teams up with cellist Jan Vogler and friends for music by Bernstein and Gershwin and poetry and prose by Whitman and Twain. Peter Rigaud hide caption

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'I Feel Pretty/America' from Bernstein's West Side Story

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Soprano Katharine Gunnink sings the aria "Ch'il Bel Sogno" by Puccini at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, Calif. for Arias in the Office. James Tensuan/KQED hide caption

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New Pop-Up Series Treats Silicon Valley Workers To Opera At The Office

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Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Haaheim is principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Justin Haaheim/Courtesy of Jason Haaheim hide caption

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

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