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Audience members assembled on the lawn to enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra, newly returned to Tanglewood after last season's cancellation. Hilary Scott/Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Back Together And Blown Away: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Returns To Tanglewood

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Attacca Quartet members Amy Schroeder, Domenic Salerni, Andrew Yee and Nathan Schram dig into dance music on their new CD. David Goddard/Sony Classical hide caption

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From Haydn To Flying Lotus, Attacca Quartet Embraces Music Non-Stop

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On Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part, Caroline Shaw's new album with Sō Percussion, the hyper-flexible composer reinvents as a singer-songwriter. Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR/Photo by Dayna Szyndrowski hide caption

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70 New Ways To Think About 'America The Beautiful'

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Composer Julius Eastman's music is slowly moving from neglected to championed. Donald Burkhardt hide caption

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Julius Eastman, A Misunderstood Composer, Returns To The Light

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On his new CD, classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglic plays two works composed especially for him. Esther Haase/Verve Label Group hide caption

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Man With A Mission: Miloš Seeks The Next Great Classical Guitar Showpiece

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Classical music fans are mourning the loss of Christa Ludwig, seen in 1965, known for her versatility and the warmth of her voice. She died at her home in Austria on April 24 at age 93. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Christa Ludwig, The Master Singer Of Opera And Song

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Laurie Anderson, an artist and performer whose work spans disciplines, channels her emotional past into transformative art. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Catching Up With Laurie Anderson, An Artist Always Ahead Of Her Time

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Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen's voice has been called one-in-a-million. James Hole /Decca Records hide caption

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From Norway With Horsepower: Soprano Lise Davidsen Is Conquering Opera

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Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, not the lautenwerck, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Rischgitz/Getty Images hide caption

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Bach's Favorite Instrument You've Probably Never Heard Of: The Long-Lost Lautenwerck

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Sasha Velour stars in The Island We Made, an opera composed by Angélica Negrón and filmed in a mid-century Staten Island house. Matthew Placek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

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James Levine conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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James Levine, Former Met Opera Music Director, Is Dead At Age 77

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Lara Downes. Her recent album, Phenomenal Women, featured recordings of compositions by Black female composers whose legacies have been overlooked by the classical establishment. Max Barrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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Gustavo Dudamel during a press conferece on Sept. 30, 2009 in LA, around the time he was named the music director of the LA Philharmonic. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dudamel And L.A. Philharmonic Reunite For Socially Distanced Virtual Concert Series

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Maryanne Amacher, an artist and composer, is one of the women featured in the new documentary Sisters with Transistors. Peggy Weil/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sisters With Transistors': Pioneers Of Electronic Music

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Will Liverman 'Dreams Of A New Day' For Black Composers

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Baritone Will Liverman's upcoming album is devoted to Black composers past and present. Cedille records hide caption

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NPR's Classical Music Editor Previews 2 Albums You'll Want To Hear

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A portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven, painted in 1804 by W.J. Mähler. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Beethoven's Life, Liberty And Pursuit Of Enlightenment

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