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Composer Olivier Messiaen in 1983, at the organ at the Trinité church in Paris where he held the post of organist for over 60 years. Francois Lochon/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie'

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Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

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Marin Alsop is the music director of the Baltimore Orchestra Symphony. Alessandra Fratus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conducting Class At The Peabody Conservatory With Marin Alsop

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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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Marin Alsop and John Adams at a performance of Adams' Dr. Atomic at the Cabrillo Festival in 2008. Cabrillo Festival hide caption

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A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

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Conductor Marin Alsop (right) with composer Christopher Rouse at the Cabrillo Music Festival Cabrillo Festival/R.R. Jones hide caption

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An Oasis Of New Music At The Cabrillo Festival

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Tanesha Mitchell, one of 80 amateur musicians who participated in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Academy Week, describes the experience as life-changing. Richard Anderson Photography hide caption

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Amateur Musicians Go Pro With The Baltimore Symphony

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From a 2012 New York Philharmonic production of Candide, Marin Alsop conducts a cast that includes (from right) Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Groves and Janine LaManna. Randy Brooke/WireImage hide caption

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In 'Candide,' Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy

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Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich's once brilliant career took a dive after the official party paper criticized one of his operas in 1936. Shostakovich responded with his powerful Fifth Symphony. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Power And Struggle In A Soviet Symphony

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Titania awakes clinging rapturously to Bottom, still wearing the donkey's head, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mendelssohn wrote music for a production of the play in 1843. Henry Fuseli/Getty Images hide caption

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Marin Alsop's Guide To Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas. Library of Congress hide caption

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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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Benjamin Britten takes a cup of tea during rehearsals for his War Requiem at Coventry Cathedral, in Coventry, England in May, 1962. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'

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Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer. William Gottlieb hide caption

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Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

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Marin Alsop conducted the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in a beachfront concert Sunday for 20,000 people in Santos, Brazil. Desiree Furoni hide caption

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Marin Alsop: A Utopian Musical Dream From South America

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Hear Marin Alsop and Scott Simon Discuss Gershwin On 'Weekend Edition Saturday'

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Copland: Early Music From America's Composer

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Revisiting Bernstein's Immodest 'Mass'

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Hear Marin Alsop discuss Schumann with NPR's Scott Simon

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Hear Alsop discuss Dvorak on 'Weekend Edition Saturday'

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