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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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Adolphe Sax's invention has found its way into many styles of music. Here, Clarence Clemons plays the tenor sax with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Lexington, Ky., in 1984. Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images hide caption

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Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

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A 1931 portrait of Danish composer Carl Nielsen by Sigurd Swane. Nielsen's symphonies are still undervalued. Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Arc hide caption

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Scottish-American soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) portrayed Goethe's character Gretchen, known as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's opera Faust. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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After 200 Years, A Schubert Song Still Resonates

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Review: John Luther Adams, 'Become Ocean'

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06Piano Concerto, Op. 55 ("Scottish") [Allegro vivace]

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    Piano Concerto, Op. 55 ("Scottish") [Allegro vivace]
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    Alexander Mackenzie: Scottish Concerto; Donald Francis Tovey: Piano Concerto
    Artist
    Steven Osborne
    Label
    Hyperion
    Released
    1998

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Robert Spano conducts members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who are now locked out for the second time in two years after failed contract negotiations. J.D. Scott/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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04blue cathedral, for orchestra

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    blue cathedral, for orchestra
    Album
    Rainbow Body
    Artist
    Robert Spano
    Label
    Telarc
    Released
    2003

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Magda Olivero performing Francis Poulenc's one-woman opera La voix humaine at San Francisco Opera in 1979. Ron Scherl/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Enduringly Dramatic Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

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