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Concerts

Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in an ambitious program that traces the arc of the symphonic tradition.

May 14, 2011 Hear the venerable orchestra trace the arc of the symphony from the Renaissance to modern times.

The Tokyo Quartet untangles Beethoven's complex Grosse Fuge at WQXR's Greene Space.

April 7, 2011 Watch the venerable ensemble play Beethoven, Bartok and Haydn in New York City's Greene Space.

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Spoleto USA musicians

June 16, 2010 Charleston, S.C., plays host to Gypsy-inspired sounds at the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA.

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May 29, 2009 Even late in life, Haydn took innovation to the next level in his startling "Drum Roll" Symphony.

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April 15, 2009 Hear the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment play bold 18th-century music in concert.

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July 17, 2008 The commanding pianist performs one of his favorite pieces with members of the L.A. Philharmonic.

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Studio Sessions

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March 26, 2009 Haydn invented the string quartet. Beethoven revolutionized it. Hear both from the WGBH studios.

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October 10, 2007 This week's show welcomes the Buffalo Philharmonic and four talented teen musicians.

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Interviews & Profiles

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May 31, 2009 Though he came from a modest background, a talented choirboy steered the course of classical music.

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Portrait of Joseph Haydn

May 26, 2009 In London, the composer lapped up a wealth of praise, and composed a formidable set of symphonies.

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August 7, 2008 As the Summer Olympics begin, commentator Miles Hoffman provides a primer on national anthems.

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December 9, 2005 Can you tell if a piece is by Mozart or Haydn? Take a quiz, and hear a Rob Kapilow commentary.

Discover Songs

Simon Rattle on the podium.

November 3, 2010 The Berlin Philharmonic conductor picks Josef Haydn as an ideal dinner companion.

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February 6, 2002 Sleepwalking with Santo and Johnny; the child prodigy Debashish Battacharya; Fernando, a great u...

News

Conductor Kent Tritle in Times Square. (And that's WNYC's John Schaefer in the Saratoga T-shirt.)

July 13, 2012 A sonic oasis in Times Square, a big deal at DG and the good-humored Haydn.

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November 7, 2007 A list of five classical clocks to chime in the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Reviews

The Takacs Quartet, continuing to conquer the music of "Papa" Haydn.

January 3, 2012 Gorgeous performances of three string quartets Haydn wrote to "sell" his music to the public.

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September 12, 2006 Italian pianist Roberto Plano, in concert in New Mexico, plays Haydn's Variations in F Minor.

The ballad opera 'Flora': from early 18th-century England to 21st-century Charleston.

May 20, 2011 How an English innovation led to the first opera to be produced in North America.

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July 17, 2009 Haydn's lighthearted look at lunacy features a bold knight who loses his mind along with his heart.

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Is there good music that somehow isn't getting through to you?

February 6, 2012 Ever feel guilty about not appreciating music you know you should?

Conductor Simon Rattle

October 21, 2010 Hear the Berlin Philharmonic conductor's handpicked favorites from three decades.

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Collections of National Anthems, Vol. 1

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Haydn: 15 Famous String Quartets (Box Set)

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  • Artist: Kodaly Quartet
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Liszt: Tre Sonetti del Petrarca; Due Ballate; Due Leggende

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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88-92; Sinfonia Concertante

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  • Album: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88-92; Sinfonia Concertante
  • Artist: Simon Rattle
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  • Released: 2007
 

Haydn: 6 London Symphonies

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  • Artist: Colin Davis
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Haydn: Symphonies 93 & 101

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  • Album: Haydn: Symphonies 93 & 101
  • Artist: Claudio Abbado
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  • Released: 1990
 

Kodály: Háry János, etc.

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  • Artist: Ivan Fischer
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Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

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  • Album: Beethoven: 9 Symphonies
  • Artist: John Eliot Gardiner
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  • Released: 1994
 

Prokofiev: Cinderella

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Cinderella
  • Artist: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995