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Noah Stewart: From 'Opera Boy' To Singer

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The monks of The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, on the grounds in Abiquiu, N.M. Sergio Salvador/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deep In The Desert, Monks Make Transcendent Music

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"Given that we were brass players when we started out, we had a very tall hill to climb just to get people interested in our music," says Canadian Brass founding member Chuck Daellenbach (center). Bo Huang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Canadian Brass: Spiking The Recital With Humor

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Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

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On Garth Knox's new album, Saltarello, the adventurous violist creates surprising musical juxtapositions. Dániel Vass/ECM Records hide caption

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Garth Knox: One Viola And 1,000 Years Of Musical History

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Classical 'Rock Star' Joshua Bell Takes On Conducting

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Mohammed Fairouz recently premiered his Symphony No. 3: Poems and Prayers, a choral symphony set to Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic texts. Samantha West/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony

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Jay Hunter Morris has received glowing reviews for his role as Siegfried in the Metropolitan Opera's most recent production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage

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Jared Angle and Janie Taylor perform in George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements. Paul Kolnik hide caption

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A Ballet Dancer's Workout Music? Classical, Of Course

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Composer Paul Mealor is searching for a voice that can hit a low E --circled in this fragment from his latest piece, De Profundis. Paul Mealor hide caption

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Super Bass: Can You Hit This Note?

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On a new recording, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers plays both solo parts in Bach's Double Concerto — one on each of her two Stradivarius violins. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers: From Playing In Knee Socks To Owning Two Strads

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A piece by Robert Schumann, the German composer and musician, helped spark Alice and Burt Swersey's relationship 53 years ago. Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Young Love In Ithaca, With Schumann's Help

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Glass on Glass: Philip Glass (left) and Ira Glass are second cousins. Pavel Antonov/St. Ann's Warehouse hide caption

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Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass

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Composer Philip Glass, who helped change the landscape of American music, says he finally knows what he's doing. Steve Pyke hide caption

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Philip Glass At 75: Listening With Heart, Not Intellect

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Joshua Bell revisits the classic Violin Sonata by Cesar Franck on his new album. Lisa Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Violinist Joshua Bell: 'French Impressions,' Yesterday And Today

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Richard Strauss' iconic opening to Also Sprach Zarathustra evokes a sense of vastness and power, Marin Alsop says. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

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A 1791 painting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on his deathbed, surrounded by his wife and friends. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Deathbed Music: The Final Works Of Famous Composers

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Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star ... Of Opera

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Guest DJ Andreas Scholl: Friends, Collaborators And The Power Of Pop

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The 'Guitar Passions' Of Sharon Isbin And Steve Vai

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson also founded the chamber ensemble CutTime Players. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taking Classical Off The Pedestal, Into Black Communities

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Cloud and Light, by Tshio Hosokawa, was written for the ancient Japanes instrument called the sho. ECM hide caption

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Clouds, Concertos And A Trip To Fiji: New Classical Albums

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Miracles of Modern Science are a rock group with a love of jazz and chamber pop — and no need for a guitar. The band's debut album is called Dog Year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Miracles Of Modern Science: No Guitars Necessary

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