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Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson sets the music of Mozart amid his peers to offer a fresh take on the master composer. Ari Magg/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Víkingur Ólafsson Wants To Change Your Mind About Mozart

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A scene from Francisco Negrin's production of Verdi's Il Trovatore, shown in a performance from the Opera de Monte Carlo. Alain Hanel/courtesy of LA Opera hide caption

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Faced With Deadline Drama, LA Opera Stages A Construction Sprint

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A portrait of Greek composer and songwriter Mikis Theodorakis, taken in Rome in 1973. Wojtek Laski/Getty Images hide caption

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Greek Composer And Politician Mikis Theodorakis Has Died At The Age Of 96

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Top left, clockwise: PinkPantheress, Lucas Debargue, Lee Morgan, James Blake, Injury Reserve, Foxing. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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"It was one of the most beautiful experiences I've had, to be honest," Jennifer Koh says about creating Alone Together. Jürgen Frank/Shuman Associates hide caption

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Isolated By Pandemic, Violinist Jennifer Koh Nurtured A New Community Online

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Students practice the cello during class at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music on Sept. 26, 2010 in Kabul. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghanistan's Music School Falls Silent, Its Future Is Uncertain Under The Taliban

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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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