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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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WQXR Blog

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

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

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World of Opera

Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' From Hamburg

Always drawn to the greatest and most challenging literature, Verdi based this compelling drama on a play by Friederich Schiller.

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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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