András Schiff takes late sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to Carnegie Hall. AJ Wilhelm/for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live

András Schiff Plays Mozart, Haydn, Schubert And Beethoven At Carnegie Hall

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Hear the eminent pianist in a recital of sublime works spanning Classical-era elegance and introspective Romantic drama.

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Deceptive Cadence

A Bicentennial For Boston's Handel And Haydn Society

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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NPR World of Opera

'Flora' — An 18th-Century British Invasion

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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 hide caption

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The Tokyo Quartet untangles Beethoven's complex Grosse Fuge at WQXR's Greene Space. Pete Checchia/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Conductor Simon Rattle has a special affinity for Haydn and his music. Peter Adamik hide caption

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