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The New York Philharmonic in Pyongyang's Grand Eastern Theater.

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February 26, 2008 In an act of symphonic diplomacy, the orchestra pays a visit to the North Korean capital.

Interviews & Profiles

Greek sculptures dating from c. 500 BC, depicting a scene from the Trojan War. The Iliad, about the same war, was one of John Corigliano's inspirations for his piece 'One Sweet Morning.'

September 7, 2011 The composer places the 9/11 experience in a larger context, from ancient Greece onward.

Gustav Mahler, composer

July 3, 2010 Conductor Marin Alsop's latest adventure muses on a meeting between Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud

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December 29, 2009 Mahler answered the metaphysical challenge of Beethoven's Ninth with the "Resurrection" Symphony.

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Leonard Bernstein Conducts 1960

June 30, 2009 Leonard Bernstein performs American music with mid-century flair in this 1959 recording.

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June 2, 2009 After 60 years, Stanley Drucker gives his final performances with the orchestra.

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January 2, 2009 The historic Pyongyang performance was the biggest story in classical music in 2008.

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March 10, 2008 New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel talks about his recent performance in North Korea.

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January 15, 2007 Cynthia Phelps says violas play a "subtle but exciting" role in the texture and feel of the music.

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News

The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.

November 30, 2012 A major move for the NY Phil and back-and-forthing in Minnesota: a guide to what you need to know.

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February 26, 2008 In an act of symphonic diplomacy, the orchestra pays a visit to the North Korean capital.

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February 26, 2008 The philharmonic is the first major American cultural group to visit the isolated communist nation.

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February 25, 2008 The group is slated to perform Wagner, Dvorak and Gershwin for the historic occasion.

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December 11, 2007 The orchestra's visit comes amid hints of thawing relations between Washington and Pyongyang.

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December 11, 2007 The orchestra will perform a concert in Pyongyang, North Korea in February.

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July 21, 2007 Alan Gilbert, son of New York violinist Yoko Takebe, grew up in the orchestra and now will lead it.

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March 15, 2007 Young conductor Alan Gilbert leads the N.Y. Philharmonic; his mother plays in the violin section.

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September 16, 2006 The principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic shows how he shapes the reeds his instrument needs.

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Pianist Lang Lang.

January 24, 2012 Hear the famed pianist and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the Lunar New Year.

In better days, a New York City Opera attendee takes in a display about the beleagured company's rich history.

January 13, 2012 Newly discovered Brahms, a baritone's farewell and the iPhone that mauled Mahler.

'The Cunning Little Vixen' at Avery Fisher Hall, June 21, 2011.

August 7, 2011 Still rarely performed, a very adult opera is swaddled in a charming fairy tale setting.

Children in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, being staged at the New York Philharmonic June 22-25, 2011.

June 23, 2011 A performance of The Cunning Little Vixen at the New York Philharmonic raises myriad questions.

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July 18, 2007 The 40-year-old conductor will be the first native New Yorker ever to hold the position.

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