Johan Botha as the title character and Renée Fleming as Desdemona in the Metropolitan Opera's fall 2012 run of Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard /Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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How Verdi Improved On Shakespeare

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In Minneapolis, demonstrations in support of musicians have drawn regular support during the yearlong Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute. Euan Kerr/Minnesota Public Radio hide caption

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It's Been A Really Bad Week For Classical Music

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Lawrence Brownlee performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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Lawrence Brownlee: Tiny Desk Concert

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Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta in the Festival at Aix production of Written on Skin. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

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In November 2004, the Grand Ole Opry came to Carnegie Hall. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images hide caption

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Cellist Matt Haimovitz made it big in the classical music scene as a little kid. Stephanie Mackinnon hide caption

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Studying The Science Behind Child Prodigies

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Ethel performs its Documerica program, featuring photos from Environmental Protection Agency archives, and music by composers including Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams, at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012. James Ewing/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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A Veteran Traces America's Biography In Music, From Coney Island To Vietnam

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The New York City Opera let its final curtain fall Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a production of Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors

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Conductor Osmo Vanska, who resigned his post at the Minnesota Orchestra this morning. Todd Buchanan/Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Resigns After Carnegie Hall Cancellations

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Emily Bear is a classical and jazz pianist. At 12, she is what many call a prodigy. Nick Suttle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Don't Call This 12-Year-Old Concert Pianist A Prodigy

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Joshua Bell is the violin soloist at the glittering opening night of Carnegie Hall's 2013-14 season. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Antonio Pompa-Baldi's new album is a tribute to Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf. Steinway & Sons hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's new recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations comes out Sept. 30. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety symphony is as unconventional as its creator. Courtesy of Library of Congress hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein's Unconventional 'Anxiety'

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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation. Carol Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An incredible roster of musicians gathered at Carnegie Hall in 2009 to play Terry Riley's epic 'In C' — with the complete, but only single-page, score projected overhead. Julien Jourdes/courtesy of Carnegie Hall Archive hide caption

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Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short. Carol Rosegg/New York City Opera hide caption

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New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain

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