Yehudi Menuhin, born 100 years ago, was far more than a violin virtuoso. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics
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Henry Threadgill calls his Pulitzer-winning piece, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, "an epic." John Rogers/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Henry Threadgill Zooid, 'In For A Penny, In For A Pound (Opening)'
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Asia Palmer, now a high-school freshman at the Baltimore School for the Arts, has been with the OrchKids program since it began in 2008. Ned Wharton hide caption

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Young Musicians Blossom In Baltimore's OrchKids Program
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Tenor Javier Camarena got to sing a rare encore while playing the role of Ernesto in the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena
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George Gershwin's beloved An American In Paris features the sounds of taxi horns — but a musicologist argues we've been using the wrong ones. Creative Commons hide caption

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?
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Helene Grimaud's new album, Water, is inspired by environmental activism and the sheer number of compositions dedicated to water. Matt Hennek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation
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Soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan has performed more than 80 world premieres. Elmer de Haas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Fearless Soprano's Case For Contemporary Music
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Morris Robinson in the Los Angeles Opera's 2009 production of The Magic Flute. Los Angeles Opera hide caption

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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage
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Serge Rachmaninoff, photographed in 1919, somewhere outside of San Francisco. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Rachmaninoff: An American Without Assimilation
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Leonard DiCaprio stares down a treacherous winter wasteland in the new film The Revenant, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. Kimberley French/20th Century Fox hide caption

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In 'The Revenant,' A Return From Death's Door — Onscreen And Off
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Composer Patrick Castillo leads the Third Sound ensemble in a Havana performance in November 2015. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Hear Selections From The ACF Concert
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Organist Cameron Carpenter is a composer and performer who plays everything from Bach to pop. Heiko Laschitzki/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'An Object Of Pure Mathematics': Organist Cameron Carpenter On His Instrument
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Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in Youth as the fictional composer Fred Ballinger and his filmmaker friend Mick Boyle. Gianni Fiorito/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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'We Use Music To Understand Where We Are': David Lang On The Music Of 'Youth'
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Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman in 2009, playing his Stradivarius during a rehearsal with musicians from the Simón Bolívar National Youth Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'My Goal Is To Not Be Bored By What I Do': Itzhak Perlman At 70
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Brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna composed the music for the new Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. "The entire process of making a music score is additive, so every little detail becomes part of the whole," Mychael says. Cassandra Church/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Good Dino-Score: Behind The Music Of Pixar's Latest
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John Adams' latest album features works inspired by Beethoven. Deborah O'Grady/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Adams Mines Beethoven's Mind
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Joyce DiDonato stars in the new opera Great Scott as a world-famous diva who returns to her hometown and finds its opera company struggling to stay afloat. Karen Almond/Dallas Opera hide caption

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In 'Great Scott,' Joyce DiDonato Leads An Opera Within An Opera
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"This is a guy who's up for the challenge," says film composer Harry Gregson-Williams, describing Matt Damon's stranded astronaut character in The Martian. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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The Music Of 'The Martian,' Deconstructed
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An Alpine Symphony, by Richard Strauss, depicts a dawn to dusk climb up a mountain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Richard Strauss' Musical Mountain Climb
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Teddy Abrams conducts the Louisville Orchestra in his first concert as Music Director in Spring 2014. O'Neil Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Louisville, A Young Conductor Seeks To Challenge And Delight
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The last photo of Leon Klinghoffer, taken on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. He was killed there during a hijacking. Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History hide caption

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30 Years After Their Father's Murder, Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage
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Pianist Anthony de Mare commissioned 36 composers to rework songs by Stephen Sondheim for the new album Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from The Piano. Paolo Soriani/ECM Records hide caption

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'Re-Imagining Sondheim': A Pianist And His Peers Deconstruct The Master
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Zuhal Sultan is the founder of the Iraqi National Youth Orchestra. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Need To Be Human': Zuhal Sultan On Starting The Iraqi Youth Orchestra
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Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The official recording of the piece was released this week. Peter Serling/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Dark But Redeeming Tour Of Coal Country, With Composer Julia Wolfe
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