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This year marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini, a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn.

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Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and what's next.

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The revered Spanish soprano, who died Saturday, spins out silvery threads of tone in her recordings, the likes of which no one has ever matched.

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