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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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November 26, 2007 The Canadian soprano's new CD, Surprise, features classical cabaret songs.

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November 23, 2007 Miles Hoffman suggests a musical diet to counteract the bloated symphonies of Mahler and Bruckner.

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October 12, 2007 Alex Ross' book The Rest Is Noise chronicles classical music in the 20th century.

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News

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February 9, 2009 Music written within the last few decades dominated the classical awards this year.

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January 1, 2008 In The Rest Is Noise, critic Alex Ross explores the richness of modern music.

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September 12, 2004 Young composer Steve Escoffery picks a range of music from Germany and the United States.

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April 14, 2005 The acclaimed sextet performs music by Strauss and Schoenberg in NPR's Studio 4A.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

December 21, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.

September 25, 2012 Hear the iconic pianist play a range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.

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November 23, 2010 The infamous father of 12-tone music finds himself with a feast and a few new friends in L.A.

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The Rite of Spring

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  • Album: The Rite of Spring
  • Artist: Igor Stravinsky
  • Label: SONY
  • Released: 1988
 

Sibelius: Symphonies 4-7

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  • Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 4-7
  • Artist: Herbert Von Karajan
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1999
 

Music for 18 Musicians

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  • Album: Music for 18 Musicians
  • Artist: Steve Reich
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2006
 

Quartet for the End of Time

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  • Album: Quartet for the End of Time
  • Artist: Olivier Messiaen
  • Label: DELOS
  • Released: 1986
 

Surprise

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  • Album: Surprise
  • Artist: Measha Brueggergosman
  • Label: Deutsche grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale / Dumbarton Oaks

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  • Album: Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale / Dumbarton Oaks
  • Artist: Nicholas Ward
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1998
 

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite

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  • Album: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite
  • Artist: Leopold Stokowski
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 1994
 

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"

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  • Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
  • Artist: Antoni Wit
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2006
 

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Piano Music

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  • Album: Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Piano Music
  • Artist: Peter Hill [piano]
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1999
 

Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1

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  • Album: Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2000
 

Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47; Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34

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  • Album: Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47; Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1993
 

Schoenberg: Piano Works

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  • Album: Schoenberg: Piano Works
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
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Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10; 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; 10 Intermezzi

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  • Album: Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10; 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; 10 Intermezzi
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1992
 

Consort of Musicke by William Byrd & Orlando Gibbons; Sweelinck; Fantasia in D

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  • Album: Consort of Musicke by William Byrd & Orlando Gibbons; Sweelinck; Fantasia in D
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1993
 

Richard Strauss: Sonata, Op. 5; Piano Pieces, Op. 3

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  • Album: Richard Strauss: Sonata, Op. 5; Piano Pieces, Op. 3
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: CBS Records
  • Released: 1984
 

Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky & Lutoslawski

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  • Album: Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky & Lutoslawski
  • Artist: Gloria Cheng
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2008
 

John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man; Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

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  • Album: John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man; Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
  • Artist: JoAnn Falletta
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2008
 

Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos

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  • Album: Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2008
 

Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5

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  • Album: Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5
  • Artist: Pacifica Quartet
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2008