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Pianist, composer and coder Dan Tepfer confronted pandemic isolation with ingenious technological solutions. Josh Goleman/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Bach's Music Like You've Never Heard It Before: Upside Down

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Mario Gotoh performs for a single listener in a One-To-One Concert hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ed Lefkowicz/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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One-To-One Concerts Bring Listeners Back To Live Music, One At A Time

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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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Syrian-American pianist and composer Malek Jandali, photographed on May 16, 2015 in Dubai. Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Composer Malek Jandali Considers Syria's Civil War, A Decade On

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Arthur and Abrams have collaborated on similar projects in the past, including a rap opera about Muhammad Ali in 2017. O'Neil Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Music Is Music': A Rapper And A Conductor Cross Centuries In Louisville

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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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Even after brutal reviews for the short-lived Anyone Can Whistle, Stephen Sondheim continued to create provocative and form-shattering musicals. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cult-Classic Sondheim Flop Gets An Essential New Recording

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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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Devonté Hynes' new album, Fields, is nominated for two classical Grammy awards this year. Nick Harwood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Devonté Hynes' Grammys Surprise And Biggest Inspirations

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