FILE - This May 11, 2012 file photo shows Riccardo Muti, conducts his orchestra during a concert to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate at the Vatican. Muti, the master conductor, is sounding an ominous note, and it is not rising from the orchestra pit. Maestro Muti is worried that the stubborn financial crisis in much of the world risks impoverishing not just public coffers but also the arts, whose budgets, often lean in good economic times, are among the biggest casualties in many countries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, files)

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FILE - This May 11, 2012 file photo shows Riccardo Muti, conducts his orchestra during a concert  to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate at the Vatican. Muti, the master conductor, is sounding an ominous note, and it is not rising from the orchestra pit. Maestro Muti is worried that the stubborn financial crisis in much of the world risks impoverishing not just public coffers but also the arts, whose budgets, often lean in good economic times, are among the biggest casualties in many countries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, files)
FILE - This May 11, 2012 file photo shows Riccardo Muti, conducts his orchestra during a concert to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's Pontificate at the Vatican. Muti, the master conductor, is sounding an ominous note, and it is not rising from the orchestra pit. Maestro Muti is worried that the stubborn financial crisis in much of the world risks impoverishing not just public coffers but also the arts, whose budgets, often lean in good economic times, are among the biggest casualties in many countries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, files)
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