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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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Flutist Yukie Ota kept her cool at the Carl Nielsen Flute Competition yesterday in Odense, Denmark. Odense Symphony hide caption

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Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

But flutist Yukie Ota didn't let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.

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American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, circa 1965. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki presents the "viola organista" on Oct. 18 in Krakow, Poland. Zubrzycki spent almost four years building the instrument, which is based on a late 15th-century design by Leonardo da Vinci. Tomasz Wiech/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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