Exploring Finlandia

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Leon Botstein is known for shining a spotlight on neglected composers, overlooked masterworks, and unexpected musical connections.  Today: the conductor and Bard College president explains why Finnish composer Jean Sibelius deserves a new look. Plus: A look inside the world's oldest Koran-reciting contest. And: a chance to hear a bit of Danish composer Poul Ruders' new opera.