Soprano Dawn Upshaw (second from right) and fellows from Tanglewood's summer program performed the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Carroll in Numberland July 25. Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

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From a 2012 New York Philharmonic production of Candide, Marin Alsop conducts a cast that includes (from right) Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Groves and Janine LaManna. Randy Brooke/WireImage hide caption

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In 'Candide,' Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy

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Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich's once brilliant career took a dive after the official party paper criticized one of his operas in 1936. Shostakovich responded with his powerful Fifth Symphony. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Power And Struggle In A Soviet Symphony

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Cameron Carpenter's new album, If You Could Read My Mind, comes out Aug. 26. Thomas Grube/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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If You Could Read My Mind

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The Real-Life Drama Behind 'West Side Story'

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Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety symphony is as unconventional as its creator. Courtesy of Library of Congress hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein's Unconventional 'Anxiety'

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Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, shown here conducting the New York Philharmonic orchestra in 1963, was a legend in American music. Letters to and from Bernstein have been compiled into The Leonard Bernstein Letters, a new book edited by Nigel Simeone. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Energetic, Intimate 'Letters' Reveal Private Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein leads the London Symphony Orchestra. He called Stravinsky's famously savage Rite of Spring "extremely tuneful and dancy, rhythmically seductive, beguiling." Ian Showell/Getty Images hide caption

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N.Y. Philharmonic Bids Farewell To Clarinetist

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Copland: Early Music From America's Composer

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Revisiting Bernstein's Immodest 'Mass'

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A Dream Team, a Dream Musical: 'West Side Story'

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'West Side Story', Around the World

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