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On the upcoming album New Worlds, actor and comedian Bill Murray teams up with cellist Jan Vogler and friends for music by Bernstein and Gershwin and poetry and prose by Whitman and Twain.

Backed by a classical trio, the beloved actor and comedian belts out Bernstein and Gershwin and recites American poetry and prose.

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Soprano Katharine Gunnink sings the aria "Ch

Rachael Myrow of KQED reports on Arias in the Office, Opera San José's initiative that aims to bring opera to a wider audience with free performances at tech companies.

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Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012.

The crackdown on the star conductor's four-city American tour with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is seen as payback for his recent criticisms of the Maduro government.

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The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.

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Some musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra are protesting an invitation extended to conservative radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct.

Musicians are protesting the invitation extended to radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct; they say Prager is "deeply bigoted." But music director Guido Lamell says: "Music trumps politics."

(Image credit: Louise Huang/Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra)

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Byron Janis, photographed in 1968 at the Chateau Thoiry, where he discovered two rare Chopin manuscripts, one of which sits on the antique piano.

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

(Image credit: Maria Cooper Janis/Courtesy of the artist)

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Aaron Martin (left) and Dag Rosenqvist record as From the Mouth of the Sun.

"Light Blooms In Hollow Space" isn't overly complicated — no need to overthink the quiet power of a musically evocative space and the heart-melting melody that overtakes it.

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Edward Parks, who plays Steve Jobs, and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

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A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I.

Three hundred years ago, England's embattled King George I decided to divert public attention from the country's woes with a big musical party on the River Thames.

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The Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

On a new album, the Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir sings new music by native son Tõnu Kõrvits and probes the windswept melancholy of the 19th-century English author's poetry.

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