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Video: One Conductor Wasn't Enough For This Ives Performance

Charles Ives, who was born 140 years ago Monday, wrote a symphony that required three conductors to harness its size and complexity.

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Operavore

Protesters Disrupt Opening of The Death of Klinghoffer

"The Death of Klinghoffer" was greeted Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera by several disruptions from hecklers as well as a huge applause for the work’s composer, John Adams.

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Phil Kline

Friday: A 24-Hour Celebration of the Wild, Transcendent Music of Charles Ives

Join Q2 Music all day on Friday, October 24 to celebrate the 140th birthday of Charles Ives - pioneering, maverick composer and grandfather of the American classical music sound. 

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Operavore

What Does the Klinghoffer Controversy Say About Freedom of Expression?

With the Met Opera's controversial production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" opening on Monday, Fred Plotkin asks whether its detractors approach it with a full understanding.

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