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Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. He died Wednesday at age 55.

The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass.

Hear the acclaimed British choral group perform Christmas music from 16th century England at the acoustically rich St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, Mass.

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Ruth Laredo

Hear "America's First Lady of the Piano" explore the boundaries between classical music and jazz with host Marian McPartland in this 2004 episode.

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Benjamin Zander on the TED stage

Years of conducting a world-famous orchestra have shown Benjamin Zander the power of classical music. He says music speaks to our emotions — and has the ability to reach everybody.

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A still from Brooklyn Raga Massive

Watch Terry Riley's signature piece performed on sitar, bansuri, tablas and violins as members of the music collective gather in kitchens, parks and subways.

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Freire plays tribute to the noted German composer on his new album. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz doesn't always love Brahms, but he loves this recording.

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A scene from Thomas Adès

An unseen force keeps patrons from leaving a dinner party. It's the premise of a 1962 surrealist film — and the basis of British composer Thomas Adès' latest opera.

(Image credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

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The Tallis Scholars, one of four choir groups who will be performing at Lincoln Center

One hundred fifty composers, from the 12th century to today, are part of The Psalms Experience, performances of all 150 psalms during Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in New York.

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Glenn Gould, with his gloves and wrist-warmers, in the Columbia Records studio where he recorded Bach

In 1955, a little known Canadian pianist recorded the Goldberg Variations. The album launched Glenn Gould's career and popularized Bach's music. Now the complete recording sessions have been issued.

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Violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1917, the year he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall.

Music commentator Miles Hoffman remembers the remarkable Carnegie Hall debut of the violinist, considered by many to be one of the greatest in history.

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