Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya was once caleld the "Russian Maria Callas" for her intense interpretations. Capitol Records, Inc, courtesy of EMI Classics 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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Zuill Bailey sneaked into a front row seat -- and got the concert of his young life. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An engraving of Franz Schubert, a year before he wrote his famed String Quintet in C. Getty / Hulton Archive hide caption

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