Marin Alsop and John Adams at a performance of Adams' Dr. Atomic at the Cabrillo Festival in 2008. Cabrillo Festival hide caption

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A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

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John Adams' latest album features works inspired by Beethoven. Deborah O'Grady/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Adams Mines Beethoven's Mind

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The last photo of Leon Klinghoffer, taken on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. He was killed there during a hijacking. Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History hide caption

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30 Years After Their Father's Murder, Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage

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Several hundred protesters picket the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera season at Lincoln Center, Sept. 22, 2014. "You will be made to destroy that set," Jeffrey Wiesenfeld said. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Twenty Years Later, 'Klinghoffer' Still Draws Protests

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American composer John Adams has written a new concerto for saxophone. Nonesuch hide caption

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The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks

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Spring For Music: A Rare American Oratorio At Carnegie Hall

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John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

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David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin. Dilip Vishwanat/St. Louis Symphony hide caption

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The American Symphony: Music And Ideas With David Robertson

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The Attacca String Quartet's latest album celebrates John Adams. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums

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