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Question 1: ________, or Wo hu cang long (2000)
The WarlordsKung Fu HustleChungking ExpressCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Question 2: His escape from the commune came in the form of a government sponsored touring company of the ________.
Chinese operaCultural RevolutionShanghaiBeijing opera

Question 3: The First Emperor, received its world premiere performance on December 21, 2006 in New York City at the ________, which had commissioned the work, with the composer conducting.
OtelloMetropolitan OperaMetropolitan Opera radio broadcastsMaria Callas

Question 4: Marco Polo, with a libretto by Paul Griffiths was first shown at the Münchener Biennale, in ________, on May 7, 1996, as well as winning the 1998 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Question 5: In 1998 he was awarded The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts by the Council for the Arts at the ________.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNortheastern UniversityBoston UniversityHarvard University

Question 6: However, as a child in the midst of China's ________, he found this kind of "backward thinking" frowned upon, and he was sent to work as a rice planter on a government commune.
Cultural RevolutionDeng XiaopingZhou EnlaiMao Zedong

Question 7: In the 1980s he moved to New York City as a doctoral student at ________, studying composition with Chou Weng-Chung, who had studied with and assisted the composer Edgard Varèse.
Columbia UniversityNew York UniversityCornell UniversityRutgers University

Question 8: It was there that Tan discovered the music of experimental musicians such as Philip Glass, ________, Meredith Monk and Steve Reich.
Sonatas and InterludesDemetrio StratosJohn CageWorks for prepared piano by John Cage

Question 9: The piece was widely performed in Europe and was subsequently given its American premiere by the ________, also under Rilling's direction.
Oregon Bach FestivalPortland, OregonEugene, OregonGrammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Question 10: In ________ he was selected by the Glenn Gould Foundation as the recipient of the 1996 City of Toronto - Glenn Gould International Protégé Prize in Music.


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