Henri Dutilleux, a leading French composer and unique voice in new music, has died at age 97. Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cellist Janos Starker with one of his classes at Indiana University. He said he was "put on this earth to be a teacher." Indiana University Jacobs School of Music hide caption

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Hungarian-born American cellist Janos Starker died Sunday at 88. Starker's career included more than 165 recordings, as well as decades of teaching. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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The late trumpeter Bud Herseth, former principal player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years. Jim Steere/courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Caroline Shaw, winner of this year's music Pulitzer, performing with the ACME ensemble in New York in September 2012. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968. George Freston/Getty Images 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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The newly elected Pope Francis (formerly known as opera lover and Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) appears on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Cornetist Adam Rosbottom rehearses with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in January. The band was founded in South Yorkshire, England, in 1917. Christopher Werth hide caption

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A youthful Van Cliburn, captured mid-concerto. Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves court in Paris Tuesday after attending a hearing regarding his seizure request for a new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liason. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The late American conductor James DePreist. Wendy Leher/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Afghanistan's youth orchestra performs in Kabul on Jan. 31. The orchestra is coming to the U.S. and will appear at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After a decade of lobbying by musicians, it will finally be easier for cellos to fly as comfortably as the people who play them. Flickr/modenadude hide caption

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In the operatic version of Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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The Nazis imprisoned Czech composer Rudolf Karel (shown here in a sketch from 1945) for helping the resistance in Prague. He wrote his compositions down on toilet paper. Courtesy of Francesco Lotoro hide caption

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Anne Akiko Meyers, holding the "Vieuxtemps" Guarneri del Gesu violin, which reportedly sold for a record price. She says the anonymous buyer has offered her use of the instrument for life. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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