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8 Classical Pieces Inspired by Butterflies That Take Flight

This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History is reopening its Butterfly Exhibit. Here are eight pieces to accompany your visit.



Dmitri Hvorostovsky Vows to Sing Through Brain Tumor Ordeal

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has vowed to return to the Metropolitan Opera for three scheduled performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore, despite undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.

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Why Do Contemporary Operas Rarely Get Revivals?

According to a recent study, of the 589 operas that were premiered over the last 20 years, only 11 percent received subsequent revivals. Here's why.

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Listen: Itzhak Perlman and The Company He Keeps

In celebration of violinist Itzhak Perlman's 70th birthday, we take a listen to his many musical collaborations in this special program.

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Poll: Which Piece Best Captures the Spirit of Labor Day?

Work occupies a big space in our lives. So with Labor Day comes the opportunity to explore the theme of work in classical music.

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