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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An undated photo of conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and the Minnesota orchestra. He died Tuesday at age 93. Jake Armour/Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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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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Over 400 musicians participated in this 2003 TubaChristmas event in Chicago. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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At TubaChristmas, An Underdog Instrument Shines

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Director Pablo Larraín says the film's script emphasizes the movie's aim to document feeling over fact. "It's more psychological and emotional, everything that's going on," he says. Pablo Larraín/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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'Jackie' Shows A First Lady Behind Closed Doors — But The Music Is Front And Center

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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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Wynton Marsalis onstage in New York in April 2016. His new violin concerto made its East Coast debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center last week. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis' New Violin Concerto

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Neville Marriner, Who Recorded The Beloved Soundtrack to 'Amadeus,' Has Died

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Breaking the Waves explores the relationship between a deeply religious young woman named Bess (played by Keira Duffy) and a Nordic oil worker named Jan. Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera

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James Horner in 2011. The composer, responsible for more than 100 film scores over 40 years, died in a plane crash in 2015. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life

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Derek Gripper's exploration of West African kora music has produced two acclaimed albums — and, he says, a better understanding of the classical music he was playing as a kid. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guitarist Conjures The Sound Of The Kora From Thousands Of Miles Away

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang on the balcony of David Geffen Hall while 1,000 people gathered below him on the Lincoln Center Plaza, in New York to sing one of his new pieces. Noriko Okabe hide caption

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On The Steps Of Lincoln Center, A Choir The Size Of An Army

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As an instrumental Fellow, Miles Salerni plays timpani with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

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Just part of David Bromberg's collection of more than 250 American violins, crafted by nearly as many makers. Jon Kalish hide caption

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These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

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In The Sounds Of Jason Bourne's World, A Story Of Creation And Loss

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Kip Winger's new classical album is called Conversations With Nijinsky. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

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