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Marin Alsop directs the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda, Md. Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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R&B singer Raveena. Her new album, Lucid, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 31. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On May 31

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A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

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Caroline Shaw's album, Orange, is devoted to music for string quartet. Kait Moreno/Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Caroline Shaw's Love Letter To The String Quartet

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Clockwise from top row: Third Coast Percussion, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Julia Shapiro, Cautious Clay, Beth Gibbons Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Cautious Clay, Third Coast Percussion, Jake Xerxes Fussell, More

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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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