Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/for NPR hide caption

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman. Rocio Rodriguez Salceda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A coach and high school students work on Osvaldo Golijov's Passion According to St. Mark with the composer (right) in November 2012. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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