Lee Hoiby was unapologetic about his lyrical music. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/G. Schirmer hide caption

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Concerto for piano & orchestra, No 2 [Movemnet 2, Lento Espressivo]

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The 18-year-old Shostakovich, photographed June 28, 1925, two days before he completed his Symphony No. 1. Courtesy of Naxos Records hide caption

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Symphony No. 1-- second mvt. "Allegro" (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, cond.)

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Projections on the giant sails of the Sydney Opera House, which served as the venue for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert. Chris Phillips/YouTube hide caption

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The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist takes a serene approach on his new CD, Calma. David Sproule/Ota Records hide caption

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Hear Omar Sosa play "Aguas" from his new album.

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Tengiz Mirzashvili's winter landscape is the cover art for Giya Kancheli's Themes From The Songbook. Courtesy ECM records hide caption

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Kancheli: 'Theme from The Crucible' (Gidon Kremer, violin; Dino Saluzzi, bandoneon, Andrei Pushkarev, vibes)

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Millions of people attended Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Conductor Judy Clurman: 'I had to see that inauguration'

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