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Soprano Christine Goerke, as Brünnhilde the Valkyrie warrior, at a dress rehearsal for Wagner's Die Walküre at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Richard Termine/Met Opera hide caption

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

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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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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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In Memoriam 2018: The Musicians We Lost

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

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U.S. Navy CPO Graham Jackson, with tears of grief, plays "Goin' Home," from Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's body is carried from Warm Springs, Ga., where he died. Ed Clark/Life Picture Collection/Getty hide caption

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How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

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