Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of powerhouse orchestral works at Carnegie Hall. AJ Wilhelm for NPR Music hide caption

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Alexander Scriabin originally set out to write a piece called "Orgiastic Poem," centered on physical ecstasy, but later decided to alter the title to something more ambiguous. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova bring rarely performed music by Myaskovsky to the WGBH studio. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Cedille Records hide caption

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