György Ligeti's surreal opera Le Grand Macabre was the hit of the New York Philharmonic's 2009-2010 season, in a semi-staged production that featured Barbara Hannigan (left) as Gepopo and Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Go-Go. Chris Lee/New York Philharmonic hide caption

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded on its own label, won the Grammy for Best Classical Album. Courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Best Classical Album: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Requiem ("Dies Irae")

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Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes an assortment of French music to WGBH in Boston. Felix Broede hide caption

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Hear Aimard Perform In The WGBH Studio

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Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51

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Beauty Amid the Discord: Music in the 20th Century

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