Russian-born US composer Igor Stravinsky in 1955. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Leonard Bernstein. Getty Images hide caption

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In the final movement of his Fourth Symphony, Johannes Brahms releases a pent-up tide of emotion. Getty Images hide caption

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Carol Lawrence (right) sings "I Feel Pretty," along with (left to right) Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Gutierrez and Marilyn Cooper, in the 1957 original Broadway cast recording of West Side Story. Sony Music Photo Archives/Sony Music Photo Archives hide caption

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Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre, recording with Sir John Barbirolli. David Farrell/EMI Classics hide caption

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The original poster advertising the premiere of The Magic Flute on Sept. 30, 1791, is on display at the birth home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Getty Images hide caption

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Soprano Jessye Norman. Carol Friedman hide caption

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