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Pianist and composer Stephen Hough. Andrew Crowley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 42 years, cellist Joel Krosnick (foreground, left) is bidding farewell to the Juilliard String Quartet. Sony Classical/Simon Powis hide caption

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The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of conductor Osmo Vanska (center) performs during a concert at the Cuban National Theater in Havana on Friday. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Andras Schiff had a change of heart when it comes to the fortepiano. Nadia F. Romanini/ECM Records hide caption

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Sina Shahbazmohamadi places a 3-D printed copy of a recorder foot joint into a measuring device in a lab at the University of Connecticut's Center for Clean Energy Engineering. Peter Morenus/UConn hide caption

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Philip Glass photographed in New York City in 1980. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Roomful of Teeth's new album is Render, out April 28. Bonica Ayala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On the Bang on a Can All-Stars' new album, Field Recordings, composers riff on a range of recorded sounds. Peter Serling/Bang on a Can hide caption

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Donald Palumbo became the Met's chorus master in the 2007-2008 season. He sang in choruses all his life, he says, and eventually worked his way up without any formal conservatory training. Marty Sohl/Courtesy of the Met hide caption

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Composer Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Peter Serling hide caption

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Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis. Linn Records hide caption

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"I'm more and more coming to the idea," composer Philip Glass says, "that it's the lineage and the connection to the past and the connection to the future — that is the real connection." Eamonn McCabe/Redferns hide caption

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Timpani are also called kettledrums. These instruments crafted by Antonio Stradivari were, for a time, more kettles than drums. DEA Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, photographed in Salzburg in 2011. Martin Schalk/Getty Images hide caption

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