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Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.

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May 13, 2013 – Leonard Slatkin leads music by Ravel and Rachmaninov, composers who straddled the 20th century. WQXR

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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.

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May 11, 2013 – Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich. WQXR

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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.

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April 19, 2013 – A venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, and its new conductor, to New York. WQXR

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

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April 10, 2013 – After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble calls it quits, leaving Boston with music by Haydn and Ravel. WGBH

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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall.

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April 2, 2013 – Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.

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Osvaldo Golijov's St. Mark Passion at Carnegie Hall.

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March 6, 2013 – Hear one of the most vibrant pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days. WQXR

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Soprano Veronica Cangemi with members of the Emsemble Matheus at their Zankel Hall performance on March 6, 2013.

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March 6, 2013 – Hear a top French chamber orchestra bring passionate life to works by Handel and Vivaldi. WQXR

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Composer-performer Max Richter (right) brings his revamped Vivaldi to Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge.

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February 7, 2013 – The inventive composer performs a Four Seasons makeover with violinist Daniel Hope. Q2

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 live at Carnegie Hall on February 3, 2013.

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February 1, 2013 – The orchestra drawn from across the Middle East play Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9. WQXR

Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim (center) brought members of his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (including his son Michael Barenboim, left, and Kinan Azmeh) to the intimate spaces of Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge.

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January 29, 2013 – NPR Music and WQXR host an intimate evening that spans great Western and Middle Eastern music. WQXR

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Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.

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January 23, 2013 – The two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the 19th-century Parisian salon.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, in concert at Carnegie Hall.

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January 17, 2013 – The famed "Philadelphia Sound" comes to New York in music by Ravel and Shostakovich. WQXR

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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December 11, 2012 – Gustavo Dudamel brings the young Venezuelan orchestra and thrilling Latin music to Carnegie Hall. WQXR

The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass.

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December 5, 2012 – Hear the acclaimed British choral group's concert of sacred music from 16th century England. WGBH

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John Eliot Gardiner leads the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on November 17, 2012.

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November 17, 2012 – The celebrated English conductor leads a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive works. WQXR

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