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Riccardo Muti so impressed composer Carl Orff with his 1980 'Carmina Burana' performance that Orff reworked some tempo and dynamic markings in the score to hew to Muti's interpretation. Torsten Kjellstrand for 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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Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year. Erika Goldring/Courtesy of AMA hide caption

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M83, performing live at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C. Mito Habe-Evans hide caption

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Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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