The Toreador march from Bizet's Carmen has popped up in some unlikely places, including the 1960s TV show Gilligan's Island. Kobal Collection/CBS-TV/UA/Gladysya Prod hide caption

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Cornetist Adam Rosbottom rehearses with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in January. The band was founded in South Yorkshire, England, in 1917. Christopher Werth hide caption

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Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane

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Carnegie Hall Live: Golijov's 'St. Mark Passion'

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Ensemble Matheus At Carnegie Hall

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At 100, Composer Margaret Bonds Remains A Great Exception

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Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol

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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the audience at Milan's La Scala opera house where he heard a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Daniel Dal Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Duke Ellington's compositions present a timeless contribution to American music's legacy. Victor Drees//Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 - 'Allegro sanguineo' (London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, cond.)

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Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'

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Violinist Joshua Bell conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields by doing what comes naturally to him. The celebrated soloist is also the London orchestra's music director. Chris Chrisodoulou/Sony Classical hide caption

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From Bow To Baton: Violinist Joshua Bell Conducts Beethoven

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