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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Deceptive Cadence

Bye-Bye, Best Classical Album: Grammy Categories Cut

The Recording Academy has slashed the number of Grammys that will be handed out. Among the hardest-hit genres: classical music.

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