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The Boston Pops rehearses for its Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 3, 2012, at the Charles River Esplanade. Paul Marotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Tchaikovsky's Bells And Cannons Sound Every July 4

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Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Johansen Krause/Peter Lieberson hide caption

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Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

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

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Violinist Daniel Hope (second from left) gathers fellow string players at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival for a concert of Russian chamber music. Frank Stewart hide caption

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Arensky and Tchaikovsky

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel makes magic in Tchaikovsky's symphonic takes on Shakespeare plays. Luis Cobelo/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Tchaikovsky, Meet The Bard: Gustavo Dudamel's New CD

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On her new CD, Hilary Hahn combines concertos old and new. Peter Miller hide caption

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Hilary Hahn and Jennifer Higdon: Hear the conversation with NPR's Tom Huizenga

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