John Adams' new "dramatic symphony," Scheherazade.2, comes out Sept. 30. Vern Evans/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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04IV. Escape, Flight, Sanctuary

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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Songs We Love: Pavel Kolesnikov, Chopin: 'Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4'

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James Horner in 2011. The composer, responsible for more than 100 film scores over 40 years, died in a plane crash in 2015. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and celebrated critic Virgil Thomson, photographed in 1972. The Library of America has brought out a second volume of his writings on music. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Virgil Thomson: On being a composer

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Ryuichi Sakamoto's score for the film Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son comes out Sept. 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son

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Tim Page, former music critic for The Washington Post, is rebuilding his life after a traumatic brain injury in July 2015. Maggie Smith/Courtesy of University of Southern California hide caption

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From Trash To Triumph: The Recycled Orchestra

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Derek Gripper's exploration of West African kora music has produced two acclaimed albums — and, he says, a better understanding of the classical music he was playing as a kid. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guitarist Conjures The Sound Of The Kora From Thousands Of Miles Away

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In 1959, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time by an all-Chinese orchestra and sung in Mandarin. Courtesy of China National Symphony Orchecstra hide caption

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Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

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Battle Trance, 'Blade Of Love I'

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The members of The Westerlies call themselves "an accidental brass quartet." Michael George hide caption

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Songs We Love: The Westerlies, 'Saro'

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang on the balcony of David Geffen Hall while 1,000 people gathered below him on the Lincoln Center Plaza, in New York to sing one of his new pieces. Noriko Okabe hide caption

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On The Steps Of Lincoln Center, A Choir The Size Of An Army

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As an instrumental Fellow, Miles Salerni plays timpani with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

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Marin Alsop and John Adams at a performance of Adams' Dr. Atomic at the Cabrillo Festival in 2008. Cabrillo Festival hide caption

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A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

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Just part of David Bromberg's collection of more than 250 American violins, crafted by nearly as many makers. Jon Kalish hide caption

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These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

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In The Sounds Of Jason Bourne's World, A Story Of Creation And Loss

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