Chinese composer Tan Dun's latest work, Nu-Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, was inspred by an ancient language spoken in a remote area of Tan's home province of Hunan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From 'Crouching Tiger' To 'Secret Songs': Composer Tan Dun's Next Move
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A garden serves as the stage in the opera. Zhang Yi hide caption

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The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden
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Tan Dun's Cultural Evolution
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Lang Lang, Live in Studio 4A
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