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

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American composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein, in 1970, at a London press conference. Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Minnesota Orchestra Honors Nelson Mandela By Bringing Music To South Africa

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Daniele Gatti has been fired from his post as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Pablo Faccinetto 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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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra hide caption

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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

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