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Canadian Brass: Tiny Desk Concert

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John Adams' Nixon in China, produced at the Metropolitan Opera in January 2011. Left to right: Janis Kelly as Pat Nixon, Teresa S. Herold as the Second Secretary to Mao, James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, Ginger Costa Jackson as the First Secretary to Mao, Russell Braun as Chou En-lai. Ken Howard/Metropoltan Opera hide caption

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The new album by The Knights, A Second of Silence, celebrates Schubert and more modern but like-minded composers. Ancalagon Records hide caption

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Fireworks From Cuba, And Schubert That Grooves: New Classical Albums

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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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Kevin Puts' Pulitzer-winning opera recounts a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troups during World War I. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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Listen: Prolgue & Act 1

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Troy Cook (left) as Father Palmer and John Robert Lindsey as Jonathan Dale in the Minnesota Opera production of Silent Night, which won composer Kevin Puts the Pulitzer Prize for music. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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Kevin Puts Wins Music Pulitzer For World War I Opera 'Silent Night'

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