Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld and his wife Malwina were Wagner's original Tristan and Isolde in 1865. Joseph Albert/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Pianist Bruce Brubaker has been playing Philip Glass' music for more than 20 years. Timothy Saccenti hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

In Philip Glass' music, the pianist shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios.

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Composer Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Peter Serling hide caption

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Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis. Linn Records hide caption

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