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Poll: The Biggest Classical Music Story of 2010

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This was the year that the financial crisis rocked many corners of the classical music world, with regional orchestras and opera companies experiencing a flood of red ink, cancelled concerts and a major strike. It was also a year that saw some notable programming ventures, from new Ring cycles at the Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera to ambitious events like the New York Philharmonic's staging of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre in May. And it was a year of both passings (Joan Sutherland, Henryk Gorecki) and new arrivals (Riccardo Muti, as music director of the Chicago Symphony).

What do you think was the biggest story of 2010?