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Coaxing The Baby To Sleep: A Violinist's Hand-Picked Lullabies

Rachel Barton Pine says that while recording an album of music designed to help babies sleep, it helped to keep her own infant daughter in mind.

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Hungarian-born American cellist Janos Starker died Sunday at 88. Starker's career included more than 165 recordings, as well as decades of teaching. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Deceptive Cadence

Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner

Marking the 200th anniversary of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop and friends rethink Wagner in a series of multimedia concerts.

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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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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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