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James Conion leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on May 09, 2014. Melanie Burford/Prime/Melanie Burford/Prime for NPR hide caption

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A Rare American Oratorio At Carnegie Hall

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Hear an intriguing program pairing John Adams and a 1937 oratorio by a black composer.

Spring For Music: A Rare American Oratorio At Carnegie Hall

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Composer John Luther Adams accepts enthusiastic applause from the Carnegie Hall audience after the New York premiere of his 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, Become Ocean, performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Melanie Burford/for NPR Music hide caption

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Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

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John Luther Adams' Pulitzer-winning Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand.

Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

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Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's music is celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a performance of his choral work Kanon Pokajanen at the Temple of Dendur. Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Music By Arvo Pärt, From The Met Museum

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Watch the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform an extended, mesmerizing prayer.

Music By Arvo Pärt, From The Met Museum's Temple Of Dendur

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Mozart's Violin Comes To Boston, Live In Concert

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Mozart himself never made it to America — but his violin and viola did. Hear and see them played.

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An Evening With Nico Muhly, 'Two Boys' And Other Works

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Watch a special performance previewing Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys.

Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall. Torsten Kjellstrand/for NPR hide caption

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Spring For Music: Detroit Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Leonard Slatkin leads music by Ravel and Rachmaninov, composers who straddled the 20th century.

Spring For Music: Detroit Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance in this year's Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2013. The program was of all 20th-century Russian music: Shchedrin's Slava, Slava; Schnittke's Viola Concerto; and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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Spring For Music: National Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich.

Spring For Music: National Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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The Dresden Staatskapelle's principal conductor, Christian Thielemann, asserts that Anton Bruckner's music, in its long-winding search for beauty, is the perfect antidote for modern life. He and the orchestra brought Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 to Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Dresden Staatskapelle Plays Bruckner

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A venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, and its new conductor, to New York.

Carnegie Hall Live: Dresden Staatskapelle Plays Bruckner

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After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet launches a farewell tour and serenades Boston with a final concert. Christian Ducasse hide caption

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Tokyo String Quartet Bids Boston A Bittersweet Farewell

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After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble calls it quits, leaving Boston with music by Haydn and Ravel.

Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.

Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

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