Cellists with the Playa Pops Symphony warm up before performing at Burning Man in 2014. Jaki Levy/Courtesy of Burning Man hide caption

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Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like? Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Soprano Dawn Upshaw (second from right) and fellows from Tanglewood's summer program performed the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Carroll in Numberland July 25. Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Isabel Leonard and Nathan Gunn star as Ada and Inman in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain at the Santa Fe Opera. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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Tenor Placido Domingo performs the title role in a 1994 performance of Verdi's Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Johan Elbers/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Pianist Ivan Moravec was known for his lyrical playing and recordings of Chopin and Mozart. Anost Nosek hide caption

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A rehearsal for the first fully staged U.S. production of Ethel Smyth's 1904 opera The Wreckers at the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Cory Weaver/Bard SummerScape hide caption

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Tanesha Mitchell, one of 80 amateur musicians who participated in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Academy Week, describes the experience as life-changing. Richard Anderson Photography hide caption

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Michael Giacchino (left), pictured with director Colin Trevorrow, composed the music for this summer's Jurassic World, the latest score in a prolific, blockbuster career. Maria Giacchino hide caption

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Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, at his home in Baghdad, has been playing his cello at the sites of explosive attacks in Baghdad. Ahmed Qusay for NPR hide caption

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Composer, librettist and conductor Matthew Aucoin in rehearsal. Jeremy Daniel/American Repertory Theater hide caption

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The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of conductor Osmo Vanska (center) performs during a concert at the Cuban National Theater in Havana on Friday. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sina Shahbazmohamadi places a 3-D printed copy of a recorder foot joint into a measuring device in a lab at the University of Connecticut's Center for Clean Energy Engineering. Peter Morenus/UConn hide caption

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Composer Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Peter Serling hide caption

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Salón Los Angeles is the oldest dance hall in Mexico City. It's here that well-dressed couples dance to danzón. Courtesy of Betto Arcos hide caption

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Timpani are also called kettledrums. These instruments crafted by Antonio Stradivari were, for a time, more kettles than drums. DEA Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Owner Heidi Rogers Tuesday at her famous Manhattan shop, Frank Music Company, before the store's final closing Friday. Judging silently from on high is composer Igor Stravinsky. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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