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Jeremy Denk's new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

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Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra carry signs as they strike on March 11, 2019 in Chicago, after 11 months of talks failed to reach an agreement. Kamil Krzaczynski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Sides In Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike To Meet On Friday

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French composer Hector Berlioz died 150 years ago. He has been a lifelong favorite of the British author David Cairns, who wrote Berlioz's biography and edited and translated his memoirs. Émile Signol/Académie française/Villa Médicis, Rome hide caption

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André Previn in London in 1979. Previn died Thursday in Manhattan, at the age of 89. Keystone/Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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André Previn, Musical Polymath, Has Died At Age 89

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Dominick Argento, photographed at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in Oct., 2014. The composer died Wednesday, Feb. 20 2019. Bruce Silcox/Courtesy of VocalEssence hide caption

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Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto (seen here performing in Miami in February 2019) released a massively popular electronic reworking of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings in 2005. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for E11EVEN Miami hide caption

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From Funerals To Festivals, The Curious Journey Of The 'Adagio For Strings'

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Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Winslow Townson/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Wim Janssen, one of the musicians involved in the recording project, plays a viola made by master luthier Girolamo Amati in 1615. Courtesy of Native Instruments hide caption

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An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved

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Florence Price was the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries hide caption

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Revisiting The Pioneering Composer Florence Price

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Composer Olivier Messiaen in 1983, at the organ at the Trinité church in Paris where he held the post of organist for over 60 years. Francois Lochon/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie'

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The exterior of Casa Verdi, founded by famed Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1890s. Diego Rinaldi/Courtesy of Casa di riposo per musicisti, Fondazione Giuseppe Verdi hide caption

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For Opera Singers, Life After Retirement — At Least At One Very Special Rest Home

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Andrea Bocelli (center) and his son, Matteo, attend the U.K. premiere of Disney's The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Nov. 1, 2018, in London. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Andrea Bocelli Passes The Art Of Expressive Singing To His Son

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Rachel Barton Pine's Blues Dialogues album and Music by Black Composers educational project are part of a mission that stretches back more than 20 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission

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The Cleveland Orchestra, with its music director Franz Welser-Möst, at Severance Hall, the orchestra's home since 1931. Roger Mastroianni/Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound

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Professor Patricia Hall and graduate student Joshua DeVries discuss the music manuscript for "The Most Beautiful Time Of Life" at University of Michigan. University of Michigan hide caption

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University Of Michigan Ensemble 'Gives A Voice' To Nazi Prisoners Through Unearthed Music

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Students of the Westminster Choir College perform with the Vienna Philharmonic at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2015. Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is The Chinese Government Trying To Buy A School In New Jersey?

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