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Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs for millions at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Watch the moving performance from 19-year-old award-winner during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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2 days ago |
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Saoirse Ronan plays newlywed Florence in On Chesil Beach, in theaters now.

Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, the film tells the story of a troubled honeymoon. The new bride is a violinist in a string quartet; the music was composed by Dan Jones and is played by Esther Yoo.

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Birgit Nilsson (ca. 1960) as Isolde, in Wagner

With a voice of gleaming steel that soared effortlessly above 100-piece orchestras, Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson, who was born 100 years ago, was force of nature.

(Image credit: Louis Melançon /Metropolitan Opera Archives)

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Doug Perkins performs "Filigree," part of a longer work by composer Robert Honstein.

Watch percussionist Doug Perkins power through a sizzling new piece, enhanced with a little aluminum wrap.

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7 days ago |
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Matt Marks was an integral member of the contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound.

A founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Marks inspired fellow musicians with his blend of "playfulness and gravity."

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9 days ago |
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Leonard Bernstein composing in 1955.

Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation and musical celebration.

(Image credit: Al Ravenna/Library of Congress)

11 days ago |
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The London Symphony Orchestra, performing with conductor Valery Gergiev in London

A study released by the Musicians' Union in the U.K. says that many musicians with full-time, salaried jobs are struggling to pay their bills. Two-thirds say that they have considered other careers.

(Image credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BMW & London Symphony Orchestra)

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Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003.

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of Tchaikovsky to life with the New York City Ballet.

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Arvo Pärt

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself.

(Image credit: Birgit Püve/ECM Records)

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Olivia De Prato

A video premiere from violinist Olivia De Prato offers ecstatic music by Missy Mazzoli with an enigmatic take, by director James Darrah, on the evening prayer service.

(Image credit: James Darrah)

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