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 WQXR-FM

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

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 WQXR-FM

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

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 WQXR-FM

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