Andras Schiff had a change of heart when it comes to the fortepiano. Nadia F. Romanini/ECM Records hide caption

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András Schiff takes late sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to Carnegie Hall. AJ Wilhelm/for NPR hide caption

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Scottish-American soprano Mary Garden (1874-1967) portrayed Goethe's character Gretchen, known as Marguerite in Charles Gounod's opera Faust. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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Choreographer Bill T. Jones at an appearance earlier this year. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the audience at Milan's La Scala opera house where he heard a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Daniel Dal Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places. Steph Mackinnon hide caption

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The new album by The Knights, A Second of Silence, celebrates Schubert and more modern but like-minded composers. Ancalagon Records hide caption

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