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Dudamel & Yuja Wang

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Los Angeles / Music

John Adams came across the title Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? in an old New Yorker and thought it was just asking for music—perhaps a totentanz (dance of the dead), he thought, but in a funky American vernacular. Adams composed the rhapsodic piece for pianist Yuja Wang, a powerhouse, and it should pair nicely with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, that roar of diabolical life force. Gustavo Dudamel conducts. —L.J.

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