300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

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300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics

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Remembering Pierre Henry, A Composer Who Made The Everyday Extraordinary

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Remembering Pierre Henry, A Composer Who Made The Everyday Extraordinary

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

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An Estonian Choir Channels Emily Brontë's Windswept Blues

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

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Meet Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Of The Original Song Of The Summer

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Meet Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Of The Original Song Of The Summer

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

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The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

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The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

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A New Orleans Company Shines A Light On Opera's Diverse History

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A New Orleans Company Shines A Light On Opera's Diverse History

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40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

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Voices Rise In John Luther Adams' 'The White Wind'

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02The White Wind

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To 'Twin Peaks'

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To 'Twin Peaks'

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

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