Conductor Simon Rattle took his Berlin Philharmonic and symphonies by Beethoven to Carnegie Hall for a week-long residency. AJ Wilhelm/NPR hide caption

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Beethoven Symphonies At Carnegie Hall Via Berlin

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Conductor Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2014. A.J. Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: An Opening Night Gala With The Berlin Philharmonic

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

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Symphony No. 89 in F major ("Letter W"), H. 1/89 [3. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio]

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Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums

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Daniel Bjarnason, from Iceland, is among a new crop of young composers equally conversant in classical and popular music. Bedroom Community Records hide caption

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Brooklyn, Iceland And Outer Space: New Classical CDs

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Mozart's Late Symphonies

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The original poster advertising the premiere of The Magic Flute on Sept. 30, 1791, is on display at the birth home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Getty Images hide caption

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Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620

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