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Takacs Quartet: Schubert Meets Bartok

The revered group plays intricate Bartók and passionate Schubert at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Takacs Quartet: A Slice Of Schubert And A Bartok Palindrome

The revered group plays intricate Bartók and passionate Schubert at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Conductor Ivan Fischer leads his Budapest Festival Orchestra in a program of Bartok and Schubert live at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Ivan Fischer conducted a songful symphony by Schubert and a finger-twisting piano concerto by Bartok, played by his old friend Andras Schiff.

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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.

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Guest DJ Leif Ove Andsnes' Liszt List

Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.

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