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The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Soweto, South Africa. The orchestra's tour of the country grew out of its conductor's work with youth orchestras there.

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Daniele Gatti has been fired from his post as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has fired Daniele Gatti after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in a Washington Post article. The orchestra says more women have come forward since then.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra is adding music by Anna Clyne to its upcoming season.

America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had zero.

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Christian Tetzlaff

The humble German fiddler is in demand around the world. His formidable technique and self-effacing style allow the music to speak volumes.

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Conductor and composer Oliver Knussen, seen here in 1994, died July 8 at the age of 66.

Knussen, who wrote symphonies, chamber music and operas, is likely best known for his collaborations with children's author Maurice Sendak on adaptions like 1979's Where The Wild Things Are.

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Elisabeth Moss stars in a new short film directed by George Belfield, with music by Max Richter.

To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music from the 2004 album.

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Violist Jonah Sirota, in this premiere video by Anthony Hawley, finds strength through sadness.

In this video premiere, Jonah Sirota's viola parts orbit one another restlessly, fueled by improvisation, melancholy and a vibrating set of austere images.

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season.

America's top orchestras are presenting little if any music written by women next season. Why is that?

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Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, rehearsing in 1966 at an unknown location. He died Saturday at age 87.

With work spanning much of the Soviet era, the conductor served as an important and prominent conduit between Russia and the West. He died Saturday at age 87.

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Mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano performs in Carmen in Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2018.

Three women — a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, and a vice president of opera programming — join NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a conversation about harassment and inequity in the opera world.

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