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U.S. Open: 11 Classical Pieces Inspired By Tennis

Perhaps no sport has inspired such a wealth of musical riches as tennis. With the start of 2015 U.S. Open, here are 11 works inspired by the game.

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Oliver Sacks, Who Explored Music's Impact on Brain, Dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist and author who explored the bond between music and our brains, died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. 

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On His 70th Birthday, Appraising Itzhak Perlman's Influence

Perlman's 70th birthday on Monday has brought fresh appraisals of a violinist who has been a media fixture ever since he came to New York in his early teens.

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11 Composer Anniversaries and Birthdays to Celebrate in 2015-16

Heading into the 2015–16 season, here are 11 anniversaries and birthdays to take mark of, from Satie and Dukas to Carlisle Floyd and Milton Babbitt.

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