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. Dutch National Archives / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Among Pianists In Moscow, An Abiding Love For A Show-Stealing American

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Leontyne Price as Leonore in a Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's La forza del destino, 1977. James Heffernan/Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Laurie Anderson finds a "calm center" in Etude 10 by Philip Glass. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images hide caption

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Laurie Anderson Finds 'New Ways To Breathe' In A Philip Glass Etude

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Holger Kettner hide caption

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Listen to Barenboim on Bruckner

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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. Michael Nagle/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A 2-Bedroom Apartment

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Ben Johnston Hears The Notes Between The Notes

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The Naqsh Duo's debut album is called Narrante. Hessam Samavatian/ECM hide caption

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05Parlando

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Ennio Morricone's new recording with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Morricone 60, is out now. Jelmer de Haas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Morricone 60': An Orchestra-Infused Look At A 60-Year Career

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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?" Maarit Kytöharju/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut

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Tenor William Burden, pictured at the far left, plays George Bailey in the new production. Karen Almond/Houston Grand Opera hide caption

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Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra percussionist John Locke stands beside conductor Marin Alsop, who holds the giant hammer Gustav Mahler includes in his Sixth Symphony. Izabel Zambrzycki/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Hammered: Pounding Out The Excess In Mahler's Sixth Symphony

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Gianandrea Noseda thinks jeans and T-shirts at classical concerts are just fine. Scott Suchman/National Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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A New Twist On The Leonard Cohen Classic 'Suzanne'

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