Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall. Torsten Kjellstrand/for NPR hide caption

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, in concert at Carnegie Hall. Torsten Kjellstrand/NPR hide caption

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012. Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging/courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Daniel Hope occupies his time performing, recording, writing, shooting videos and running music festivals. Frank Stewart /Savannah Music festival hide caption

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The Dante Quartet finds just the right balance of calmness and excitement in their recording of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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