Polish composer Henryk Górecki, in Zakopane, Poland, in 1994 — two years after a recording of his Symphony No. 3 became a surprise hit. Górecki died in 2010. Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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13Hej, z gory, z gory

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James Maddalena (right) as Richard Nixon and John Duykers as Mao Tse-tung in the 1987 Houston Grand Opera world premiere of Nixon in China by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman. Jim Caldwell/Houston Grand Opera hide caption

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An American Opera Impresario Takes His Final Bow

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs live in New York City on June 7, 2015 at a special NPR Music event. Quincy Ledbetter/NPR hide caption

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Watch Yo-Yo Ma Play A Moving Tribute To Going Home

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Soprano Andriana Chuchman and tenor Sean Panikkar in a scene from Shalimar the Clown. Ken Howard/Opera Theatre of Saint Louis hide caption

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Salman Rushdie's 'Shalimar The Clown' Is Now An Opera

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Kronos Quartet has commissioned 50 pieces of music for its latest project, Fifty for the Future. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

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Transgender choruses — such as the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, led by Lindsey Deaton (with guitar) — are springing up all over the country. A transgender pride flag is at the center of this image. James Geiger/The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles hide caption

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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

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Classical music fans are familiar with Robert Schumann. But they might not know that his his wife, Clara, was an accomplished composer, too. Franz Hanfstaengl/Getty Images hide caption

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'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music

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José Martinez's mariachi opera Cruzar La Cara De La Luna premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in 2010. Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera hide caption

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Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America

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The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra's new album, Mirror, features music by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits. Kaupo Kikkas /ECM Records hide caption

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09Plainland Song

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Bassist Jane Little performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for more than 71 years — a world record. Dustin Chambers/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Jane Little, Atlanta's Dainty Double-Bass Player For 71 Years, Dies Onstage

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The Danish String Quartet's new release features British and Danish composers. Violinist Frederik Øland is second from the left; violist Asbjørn Nørgaard is second from the right. Caroline Bittencourt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Danish String Quartet's Manifold Vision For Classical Music

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