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Violinist Isabelle Faust. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An incredible roster of musicians gathered at Carnegie Hall in 2009 to play Terry Riley's epic 'In C' — with the complete, but only single-page, score projected overhead. Julien Jourdes/courtesy of Carnegie Hall Archive hide caption

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A still from the video for New York Polyphony's performance of Richard Rodney Bennett's "A Colloquy with God." Courtesy of Mark DeChiazza hide caption

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San Juan Bautista Mission in California, the inspiration for Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 4. Wikimedia hide caption

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This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Composer Mohammed Fairouz, whose hour-long chamber opera Sumeida's Song recently appeared on recording and on stage. Samantha West/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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