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Nathan Schram (back row, third from left) performs with his students from PS 75 in Brooklyn.

Read For The Academy's Pupils And Teachers, The Future Is Bright

June 30, 2012 – Alumni of the youth music program The Academy have a leg up, but still face long odds career-wise.

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Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits Paris' Louvre Museum on June 29, 2012.

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012 – A piano competition honors a Nobelist, Litton advises Colorado and Barenboim backs Wagner.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his "1812 Overture" in 1880.

Read The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

June 24, 2012 – Jan Swafford explains how a Russian composition became the theme song for American independence.

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Gustavo Dudamel applauds the youngsters of Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra after their Thursday performance in Stirling.

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 – Scottish orchestral lads and lasses, Met disclosures and Erik Satie's cuisine blanche.

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra embarks on its first European tour.

Read The Cleveland Youth Orchestra: On The Road In Mozart's Hometown

June 19, 2012 – The young ensemble associated with the famed Cleveland Orchestra makes its first trip abroad.

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Could Andrew Litton be the next Colorado Symphony leader? Check your inbox.

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 – An orchestra rebounds, Haiti embraces El Sistema and Philip Glass is in two places at once.

Better than busking or writing endless grant applications? Raising funds via sites like Kickstarter.

Read Conducting Business: Crowdfunding Classical Music WQXR

June 12, 2012 – Hear a discussion of the ins, outs, dos and don'ts of funding projects via sites like Kickstarter. WQXR

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Read Around The Classical Internet: June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 – Miming in London, fraud charged in Vienna, and a countertenor on "America's Got Talent."

The Philadelphia Orchestra, which declared bankruptcy last year, has been performing in China, where it is looking to develop new streams of revenue.

Read Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China

June 7, 2012 – The orchestra's latest visit to China is an attempt to find new streams of revenue.

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Very Young Composer Milo Poniewozik at the New York Philharmonic's School Day Concerts, where his piece was performed in front of more than 2,000 kids.

Read A Very Young Composer Gets His Chance At The N.Y. Phil

June 2, 2012 – One talented fifth-grader gets his music played by one of the world's top orchestras.

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Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say, who has been indicted for "insulting religious values."

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 – An indictment in Istanbul, Wagner in Israel and a possible Putin protest in St. Petersburg.

Peter Gelb speaks at an event in New York City in April 2012.

Read An Online Debate Of Operatic Intensity: The Met And Its Critics

May 23, 2012 – An online firestorm between the Met Opera, music critics and fans triggers crucial questions.

Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Gerald Moore in an undated recital rehearsal.

Read Around The Classical Internet: May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 – Fischer-Dieskau's passing, a Viennese fraudster and a brawl on a Chinese train.

A portrait of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau taken circa 1965.

Read Remembering 'A Born God' Among Singers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

May 18, 2012 – One of the titans of classical singing in the 20th century has died at age 86.

A lone bugler stands at attention in the rain at Wilmington National Cemetery in North Carolina, in 2009.

Read 150 Years Of 'Taps'

May 18, 2012 – Retired bugler Jari Villanueva describes the fascinating history behind these 24 somber notes.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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