The newly elected Pope Francis (formerly known as opera lover and Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) appears on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Cornetist Adam Rosbottom rehearses with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in January. The band was founded in South Yorkshire, England, in 1917. Christopher Werth hide caption

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Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane
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A youthful Van Cliburn, captured mid-concerto. Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol
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Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves court in Paris Tuesday after attending a hearing regarding his seizure request for a new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liason. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The late American conductor James DePreist. Wendy Leher/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall
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After a decade of lobbying by musicians, it will finally be easier for cellos to fly as comfortably as the people who play them. Flickr/modenadude hide caption

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In the operatic version of Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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New Opera Gets Benefit Of The 'Doubt'
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The Nazis imprisoned Czech composer Rudolf Karel (shown here in a sketch from 1945) for helping the resistance in Prague. He wrote his compositions down on toilet paper. Courtesy of Francesco Lotoro hide caption

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Honoring 'Our Will To Live': The Lost Music Of The Holocaust
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Anne Akiko Meyers, holding the "Vieuxtemps" Guarneri del Gesu violin, which reportedly sold for a record price. She says the anonymous buyer has offered her use of the instrument for life. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada, who has just been named as the next music director of the Houston Symphony. Martin Sigmund/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Over a quarter century, Naxos Records has evolved from an industry joke to a leading force in classical music. Naxos hide caption

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Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did)
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Conductor Simon Rattle, who has reportedly told the Berlin Philharmonic he will leave his post there in 2018. Thomas Rabsch/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Not mainstream enough to mark? A portrait of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau taken circa 1965. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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In Minneapolis, the locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are appealing for public support. /Courtesy of the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Was 2012 The Year That American Orchestras Hit The Wall?
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The real Joyce Hatto, pre-scandal, with condutor Martin Fogel and composer Walter Gaze Cooper at the piano in 1954. Fred Ramage/Getty Images hide caption

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Tenor Rolando Villazon: "I don't think you learn anything from blogs and reviews." Philippe Merle/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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