Caroline Shaw, who composed the piece Partita for 8 Voices for her vocal group Roomful of Teeth, is the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music. Dashon Burton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Moment With Pulitzer-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw

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The Dresden Staatskapelle's principal conductor, Christian Thielemann, asserts that Anton Bruckner's music, in its long-winding search for beauty, is the perfect antidote for modern life. He and the orchestra brought Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 to Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Dresden Staatskapelle Plays Bruckner

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In her latest video message, opera star Joyce DiDonato ponders the art of loneliness on the road. Nicholas Heavican hide caption

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Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist. Alberto Venzago hide caption

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Davis On First Hearing Berlioz's Melodies

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The late trumpeter Bud Herseth, former principal player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years. Jim Steere/courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Caroline Shaw, winner of this year's music Pulitzer, performing with the ACME ensemble in New York in September 2012. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968. George Freston/Getty Images hide caption

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Rudolph Cronau's drawing of Wagner's opera house, Bayreuth, flanked by his birthplace (left) and place of death. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner

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After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet launches a farewell tour and serenades Boston with a final concert. Christian Ducasse hide caption

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Final Boston Concert

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Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Cristina Pato perform during Ma's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. David Hathcox/Americans for the Arts hide caption

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Dr. Arnold Rosen (Brian Markinson) and Sylvia Rosen (Linda Cardellini) celebrate New Year's Eve with Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as the sixth season of Mad Men opens. Michael Yarish/AMC hide caption

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The Attacca String Quartet's latest album celebrates John Adams. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums

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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

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Local musicians upstage the Lochlannach Philharmonic by releasing their own recording. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Rossini: William Tell Overture (excerpt)

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

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Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman. Rocio Rodriguez Salceda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jace Clayton Revives A Forgotten Voice From New York's Vanguard

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