Soprano Licia Albanese sang the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly 72 times at the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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The Long Walk, Brian Castner's memoir of PTSD and a difficult homecoming, will soon be an opera. YouTube hide caption

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Pinto leads protesters in song during anti-austerity demonstrations. "I'm just a normal citizen," she says. "I just have this strong instinct of protecting what I love, and I do deeply love my country." Courtesy of Ana Maria Pinto hide caption

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Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City. Chris Lee hide caption

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The Benedict Music Tent in Aspen. Alex Irvin/courtesy of the Aspen Music Festival and School hide caption

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Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday. Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival hide caption

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Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character. San Francisco Opera hide caption

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Cliburn medalists Beatrice Rana, second place winner; Vadym Kholodenko, first place winner; and Sean Chen, third place winner, receive applause from the audience at the final awards ceremony at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Sunday. Rodger Mallison/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong, 22, performs at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The Juilliard School graduate student is among six musicians chosen for the final round. Ralph Lauer/Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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An image from the 2013 production of Le Sacre du Printemps by the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, reflects the hard jumps and stamps of Vaslav Nijinsky's original choreography. Herbert Migdoll/Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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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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