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This summer, the Santa Fe Opera's staging of "Dr. Atomic" features locals who have been affected by the U.S. government's 1945 atomic bomb test. Ken Howard for the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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The 'Downwinders' From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

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Violinist William Preucil (left), taking a bow with the Cleveland Orchestra at a 2016 performance in Miami. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Violinist William Preucil (standing, left), performing with the Cleveland Orchestra in Miami in 2016. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for The Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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Christian Tetzlaff's new album features the two Violin Concertos by Béla Bartók. Giorgia Bertazzi hide caption

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Giorgia Bertazzi

Christian Tetzlaff: Don't Mind Me, I'm Just The Violinist

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"The idea behind this is not to create a computer that makes music for me, it's to create an instrument that I'm playing," Ólafur Arnalds says. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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One Key, Many Notes: Ólafur Arnalds' Piano Rig Fuses Technology And Musicality

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An enormous New York crowd celebrates VE Day at the end of WWII. Aaron Copland was inspired to write his "Fanfare for the Common Man" by a wartime speech rallying Americans against imperialism. A. E. French/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) takes the oath of office in August 1993 as President Bill Clinton looks on. A new album, Notorious RBG in Song sets events from Ginsburg's life to music. Kort Duce/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life Immortalized In Song

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Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Winslow Townson/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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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. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra hide caption

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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

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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. Shannon Finney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'My Voice Should Be Heard': #MeToo And The Women Of Opera

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Composer Thea Musgrave, at 90, is still composing music. Kate Mount/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thea Musgrave, The 90-Year-Old Composer With 80 Players In The Bullpen

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