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A collaboration between three prominent artistic voices — singer Lawrence Brownlee, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes — examines what it means to be a black man in America today.

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On Brad Mehldau

Inspired by J.S. Bach, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau alternates originals from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with his own reinventions.

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Sopranos Emily Pulley (left) and Jennifer Zetlan perform in the On Site Opera production of Morning Star.

A production of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera in New York's Lower East Side marks the anniversary of one of America's deadliest industrial accidents.

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Chad Lawson

Lawson's new album Re:Piano aims to change perceptions of the piano by fusing it with digital filters, loops and effects.

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Claude Debussy, photographed ca. 1908. He died 100 years ago on March 25, 1918.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the visionary composer's death, hear Debussy play his own music on a 1913 piano roll.

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Austrian classical pianist Artur Schnabel, circa 1940.

Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. The cycle, made in the 1930s, has just been entered into the Library of Congress.

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When Edward Elgar debuted what came to be called his "Enigma Variations" in 1899, he left tantalizing clues in the score about a mystery contained in the music.

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Kian Soltani

Hear the emerging artist channel his Persian heritage in music that meditates on loss while mixing Eastern and Western traditions.

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At 15, George Li won a silver medal the Tchaikovsky Competition. Now, at 22, he

The young musician, whose career has begun to fully blossom, charts his own course, with successful stops at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Harvard University.

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John Corigliano and music director Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic

With a Pulitzer, an Oscar, five Grammys and over 100 works to his credit, the American composer is still hard at work.

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