Aubrey Allicock (right) portrays boxing champ Emile Griffith in his prime, along with Andrew McLaughlin, in Terence Blanchard's Champion, at Washington National Opera.
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Caroline Shaw's "i will hold you" is performed by the choir called The Crossing, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. The album, Seven Responses, will be released Feb. 24.
Van Cliburn in 1966. The late pianist pulled off a stunning victory at in 1958 at the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, held in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.
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"I won't do anything unless I'm mad crazy about the music and the composer and really feeling like they're contributing something to the field that is different," Beth Morrison says.
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"I speak about the mindsets of these characters," composer Kaija Saariaho says. "What does it mean that we love somebody? And do we really love another person, or do we love our idea of love?"
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