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Young Musicians Leave Nest For New Opportunities

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The Bajo Quinto: The Instrument That Will Not Go Gently

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The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

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Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90. Bob Gomel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

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Glen David Andrews, the New Orleans trombonist and singer and regular on HBO's Treme, surfs the crowd at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Douglas Mason/Getty Images hide caption

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He'll Retune Your Living Room

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The Cleveland Youth Orchestra: On The Road In Mozart's Hometown

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