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Professor Patricia Hall and graduate student Joshua DeVries discuss the music manuscript for "The Most Beautiful Time Of Life" at University of Michigan. University of Michigan hide caption

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University Of Michigan Ensemble 'Gives A Voice' To Nazi Prisoners Through Unearthed Music

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Students of the Westminster Choir College perform with the Vienna Philharmonic at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2015. Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is The Chinese Government Trying To Buy A School In New Jersey?

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U.S. Navy CPO Graham Jackson, with tears of grief, plays "Goin' Home," from Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's body is carried from Warm Springs, Ga., where he died. Ed Clark/Life Picture Collection/Getty hide caption

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How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

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While your holiday meal might consist of turkey that's deep-fried, braised or roasted, the turkeys who've been featured in music through the years have inspired pop culture crazes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Let's Turkey Trot': Festive Music About Fowl

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Geoffry Wharton with his mysterious Gagliano violin. Bailey Swan/Courtesy of Geoffry Wharton hide caption

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A 'Cosmic Connection' Between 2 Violinists

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Vijay Gupta is a violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic whose life's work has been to make music accessible to all. That passion caught the attention of others and this year he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Roman Cho/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

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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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The site-specific art installation called "WDCH Dreams" by media artist Refik Anadol is projected onto the undulating stainless steel facade of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Sept. 2018 in Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rise Of The LA Philharmonic To 'America's Most Important Orchestra'

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The Totenberg-Ames Stradivarius is pictured in a mold while being prepared to have its edge reinforced during restoration. Courtesy of Bruno Price hide caption

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The Tale Of The Stolen Totenberg Stradivarius Ends With A New Legacy

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"Every time I learn something new about the music, I then bring [that] into the next performance," Hilary Hahn says. Dana van Leeuwen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back To Bach: Hilary Hahn Rekindles An Old Love

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Matthew Aucoin, 28, has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work as a composer and conductor. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. hide caption

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