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András Schiff takes late sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to Carnegie Hall.
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March 10, 2015 Hear the eminent pianist in a recital of sublime works spanning Classical-era elegance and introspective Romantic drama.
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Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society, now celebrating its bicentennial.
James Doyle/Handel and Haydn Society
December 13, 2014 The group gave the first U.S. performance of Handel's Messiah, and still plays it today. Yet the ensemble has constantly evolved.
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Conductor Kent Tritle in Times Square. (And that's WNYC's John Schaefer in the Saratoga T-shirt.)
Charles Ludeke for NPR
July 13, 2012 A sonic oasis in Times Square, a big deal at DG and the good-humored Haydn: all the news that's fit to link.
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?
The Takacs Quartet, continuing to conquer the music of "Papa" Haydn.
Ellen Appel/courtesy of the artists
January 3, 2012 A revered group delivers perfectly balanced performances of three string quartets Haydn wrote to "sell" his music to a much wider public.
The ballad opera 'Flora': from early 18th-century England to 21st-century Charleston.
William Struhs/courtesy of Spoleto USA
May 20, 2011 How an English innovation led to the first opera to be produced in North America.
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Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in an ambitious program that traces the arc of the symphonic tradition.
Felix Broede/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
May 14, 2011 Hear conductor Kent Nagano, pianist Angela Hewitt and the venerable orchestra trace the arc of symphonic tradition from the Renaissance to modern times — with music by Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, and more.
The Tokyo Quartet untangles Beethoven's complex Grosse Fuge at WQXR's Greene Space.
Pete Checchia/Courtesy of the artists
April 7, 2011 Japan's vibrant classical music heritage spawned one of the great string quartets of the last 30 years. Hear the Tokyo String Quartet play Beethoven, Bartok and Haydn in New York City's Greene Space.
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Conductor Simon Rattle has a special affinity for Haydn and his music.
November 3, 2010 The Berlin Philharmonic conductor has a soft spot in his heart for Josef Haydn, who could provide plenty of laughs if the two could share a meal together.
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Conductor Simon Rattle has been making records for EMI for 30 years.
October 21, 2010 He says he'd rather pick other artists' records, but we pinned Simon Rattle down to choose five of his own favorites made over a fruitful three decades at EMI Classics with the Berlin Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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