An incredible roster of musicians gathered at Carnegie Hall in 2009 to play Terry Riley's epic 'In C' — with the complete, but only single-page, score projected overhead. Julien Jourdes/courtesy of Carnegie Hall Archive hide caption

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Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short. Carol Rosegg/New York City Opera hide caption

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A still from the video for New York Polyphony's performance of Richard Rodney Bennett's "A Colloquy with God." Courtesy of Mark DeChiazza hide caption

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The AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at the Washington Monument in October 1992. The AIDS crisis is the subject of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1, "Of Rage And Remembrance." AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The chairs are still empty in Minneapolis, but all sides in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute have been busy trying to snap up web domain names. iStock hide caption

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Composer Marc Blitzstein (left) with Leonard Bernstein studying the score of a Blitzstein work during a 1947 recording session. W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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A new collection of Brahms and Mozart recordings by the Stuyvesant Quartet from 1947 conveys a kind of inward grace. Jay Shulman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Charles Ives, better known as an insurance executive in his time, wrote innovative symphonies incorporating American folk and hymn tunes. Corbis hide caption

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Does this mean Josh Bell will start using "There She Is, Miss America" as an encore? Louie Aguinaldo/iStock hide caption

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The Steinway Musical Instruments factory in Queens, N.Y. Ilya Marritz hide caption

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Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz (right), vicaress general and music director for Dominican Sisters of Mary. On the group's new album, she plays organ and composed three selections. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin. Dilip Vishwanat/St. Louis Symphony hide caption

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