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Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums

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At the Moab Festival in Utah, patrons can hike to a secret spot to hear concerts. Richard Bowditch/Moab Music Festival hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein leads the London Symphony Orchestra. He called Stravinsky's famously savage Rite of Spring "extremely tuneful and dancy, rhythmically seductive, beguiling." Ian Showell/Getty Images hide caption

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The Valkyries, led by Brunnhilde (soprano Debra Voigt, lower left), are the warrior maidens of Richard Wagner's epic Ring cycle. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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William Berger on 'Parsifal'

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Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist. Alberto Venzago hide caption

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Davis On First Hearing Berlioz's Melodies

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Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Cristina Pato perform during Ma's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. David Hathcox/Americans for the Arts hide caption

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