Conductor Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2014. A.J. Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma offered a graciously warm performance of Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile for cello and strings with student musicians. Hilary Scott/courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Anne-Sophie Mutter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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