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Time For Three: Tiny Desk Concert

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Soprano Licia Albanese sang the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly 72 times at the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have been consistent champions of American music of all shapes and sizes. Are there — or will there be — American symphonies that stand with those of Mozart and Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovich? Bill Swerbenski/San Francisco Symphony hide caption

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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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