György Ligeti's unconventional opera "Le Grande Macabre" got an unconventional treatment when the New York Philharmonic premiered it in New York this past May. Brooklyn's "Giants Are Small" production company led by Douglas Fitch animated "Le Grande Macabre" with live and projected puppetry. The show made Time Out New York Music Critic Steve Smith's list of the year's best in classical music. In this week's Arts File on WQXR, the last of 2010, Smith talks to Kerry Nolan about highlights and troubling incidents in 2010 in classical music.
Click below to watch rehearsals of "Le Grande Macabre."