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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, right, waits for his cue with pianist Gabriela Montero, left, during the first inauguration ceremonies for Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Since it was impossible to play live under the freezing weather conditions that day, the artists prerecorded the music and then performed to a playback, a decision that generated some controversy.

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