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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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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012. Bill Swerbenski/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Acid Pauli, Kendrick Lamar, Samuel Yirga, Kelan Philip Cohran, Waxahatchee, Pallbearer, Matthew Dear Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Albums We Missed This Year
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