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Video: Seiji Ozawa Conducts 80th Birthday Concert, Weeks After Injury

One month after a reported hip fracture forced Seiji Ozawa to cancel his August concerts, the conductor was back on his feet on Tuesday.

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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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The Art of Staying Awake at the Opera

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the Sandman arrives while you are watching an opera, but there are ways to keep him at bay, writes Fred Plotkin.

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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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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Sarah Kirkland Snider's Songs of Youth and Memory

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider teams up with vocalist Shara Worden, Padma Newsome and D.M. Stith on her latest album.

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