Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character. San Francisco Opera hide caption

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A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage
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David Finckel is a longtime member of the Emerson String Quartet. Journeys: Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg is his last recording with the group. Christian Steiner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard
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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony. Bill Swerbenski/San Francisco Symphony hide caption

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100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains
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After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution
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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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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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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merritt And Dinnerstein, A Musical Odd Couple, On Bridging Their Worlds
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A coach and high school students work on Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to St. Mark with the composer (right) in November 2012. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?
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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Petra Stadler/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer. William Gottlieb hide caption

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Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music
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Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn relied on each other to shape their very different musical careers. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Meet The Musical Mendelssohns: Felix And Fanny
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Petra Haden's new album is titled Petra Goes to the Movies. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Petra Haden Covers Classic Film Scores With A Single Voice
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Marin Alsop conducted the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a beachfront concert Sunday for 20,000 people in Santos, Brazil. Desiree Furoni hide caption

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Marin Alsop: A Utopian Musical Dream From South America
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Myrlie Evers-Williams leads her three children — Reena (from left), Van and Darrell — at the family piano, circa 1965. Courtesy of the Evers family hide caption

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A Civil Rights Figure's Long Road — To Carnegie Hall
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Andre Rieu's latest release is an album and DVD of Christmas music called Home for the Holidays. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Andre Rieu On The Allure Of The Waltz
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The epic strings and chanting monks of the Halo series are just some of the video-game sounds reinterpreted by Angèle Dubeau on her new album, Game Music. Microsoft hide caption

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A Classical Musician's Game Theory
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Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar: Exploring Music With An Intense Past
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Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Marco Borggreve/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Composer Max Richter's new album takes on Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Erik Weiss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Max Richter Recomposes 'The Four Seasons'
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As a young classical composer, Missy Mazzoli borrows music and business strategies from the indie rock world. Stephen Taylor hide caption

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Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera And New Attitude For Classical Music
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An autographed portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Beethoven's Famous 4 Notes: Truly Revolutionary Music
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Ambient music composer William Basinski says the four-volume work, now a box set, saved his life. James Elaine hide caption

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From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places. Steph Mackinnon hide caption

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From Schubert To Hendrix: Guest DJ Matt Haimovitz
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Soprano Maria Slatinaru and bass Paul Plishka perform in a 1986 production of Verdi's La Forza del Destino at the San Francisco Opera. Ron Scherl/Redferns hide caption

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Verdi's 'La Forza,' Born Under A Bad Sign
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