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Renée Fleming, photographed singing the national anthem during Super Bowl XLVIII, will sing at the memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain at Washington's National Cathedral. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Jamie Bernstein watches her father, Leonard Bernstein, conduct the New York Philharmonic at a rehearsal for one of his Young People's Concerts, circa fall 1962. Bob Serating /New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein conducting at London's Royal Festival Hall in 1963. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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The Complex Life Of Leonard Bernstein, A Once-In-A-Century Talent

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David Daniels, seen here at the Opera News Awards in New York City in 2013, has been accused of drugging and raping a young opera singer. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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Opera Singer David Daniels Accused Of Rape

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Yo-Yo Ma plays selections from Bach's Cello Suites at NPR Music's Tiny Desk. Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

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A stained glass window depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela at Regina Mundi church in Soweto, South Africa. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Minnesota Orchestra Honors Nelson Mandela By Bringing Music To South Africa

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This summer, the Santa Fe Opera's staging of "Dr. Atomic" features locals who have been affected by the U.S. government's 1945 atomic bomb test. Ken Howard for the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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The 'Downwinders' From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

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Violinist William Preucil (left), taking a bow with the Cleveland Orchestra at a 2016 performance in Miami. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Violinist William Preucil (standing, left), performing with the Cleveland Orchestra in Miami in 2016. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Christian Tetzlaff's new album features the two Violin Concertos by Béla Bartók. Giorgia Bertazzi hide caption

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Christian Tetzlaff: Don't Mind Me, I'm Just The Violinist

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"The idea behind this is not to create a computer that makes music for me, it's to create an instrument that I'm playing," Ólafur Arnalds says. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

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An enormous New York crowd celebrates VE Day at the end of WWII. Aaron Copland was inspired to write his "Fanfare for the Common Man" by a wartime speech rallying Americans against imperialism. A. E. French/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

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