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Concerts

Simon Rattle conducts Mahler and Wolf at Carnegie Hall Saturday, February 25, 2012.

February 24, 2012 Simon Rattle leads a performance of Mahler's immense and searching Second Symphony.

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November 13, 2007 Conductor Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic play music by Mahler, live at Carnegie Hall.

Interviews & Profiles

The young pianist Inon Barnatan plays Debussy and Ravel with striking assurance.

August 5, 2012 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Composer Daniel Bjarnason

April 18, 2010 Hear NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin new releases by young classical musicians.

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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.

July 28, 2009 Ted Libbey recommends an all-star cast performance of Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute.

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Statue of Mozart

May 12, 2009 Late in his career, Mozart explored feelings of emotional agitation and passion in his symphonies.

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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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The Nutcracker

October 17, 2010 A new recording by conductor Simon Rattle breathes life into this 120-year-old music.

Soprano Anna Netrebko (left) with mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca

December 18, 2009 Hear today's top classical musicians revisit the music they know and love best.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic

September 29, 2009 Hear conductor Simon Rattle lead the Berlin Philharmonic in all four symphonies by Brahms.

News

A stunning look "inside the music" — images that turn instruments' interiors into architectural wonderlands.

March 9, 2012 Getting inside music, weighing 'Klinghoffer,' stealing in Spain and much more.

Reviews

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená collaborated with a conductor she knows well, the Berlin Philharmonic's Simon Rattle — who's also her husband.

August 7, 2012 The mezzo-soprano's mastery of expression in a wide variety of music shines on her new album.

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená with violinist Daniel Stabrawa and tenor Mark Padmore perform in Bach's St. Matthew Passion.

April 10, 2012 Watch an excerpt of Peter Sellars' semi-staged "ritualization" of Bach's dramatic passion story.

More Stories

Covers of albums on NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) list.

June 25, 2012 Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky

June 24, 2010 Sopranos, symphony orchestras and Schubert: Hear a handful of the year's best classical CDs so far.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Four Movement Version

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  • Album: Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Four Movement Version
  • Artist: Simon Rattle
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2012
 

William Brittelle: Loving the Chambered Nautilus

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  • Album: William Brittelle: Loving the Chambered Nautilus
  • Artist: The American Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Label: New Amsterdam
  • Released: 2012
 

Arvo Pärt: Pilgrim's Song

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  • Album: Arvo Pärt: Pilgrim's Song
  • Artist: Tallinn Sinfonietta
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Darknesse Visible

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  • Album: Darknesse Visible
  • Artist: Inon Barnatan
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  • Released: 2012
 

Love and Longing

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  • Album: Love and Longing
  • Artist: Magdalena Kožená
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2012
 

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
 

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute]

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  • Album: Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute]
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Mozart: Symphonien Nos. 35-41

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  • Album: Mozart: Symphonien Nos. 35-41
  • Artist: Karl Böhm
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995