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Bela Bartok archive

Caleb Burhans debut album as a composer is called Evensong.

Read Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

September 8, 2013 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Jacki Lyden spin a wide variety of new classical recordings.

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The Takacs Quartet played Bartok and Schubert last week at the Savannah Music Festival.

Listen Takacs Quartet: Schubert Meets Bartok

April 3, 2012 – The revered group plays intricate Bartók and passionate Schubert at the Savannah Music Festival.

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The Takacs Quartet played Bartók and Schubert last week at the Savannah Music Festival.

Listen Takacs Quartet: A Slice Of Schubert And A Bartok Palindrome

April 2, 2012 – The revered group plays intricate Bartók and passionate Schubert at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Conductor Ivan Fischer leads his Budapest Festival Orchestra in a program of Bartok and Schubert live at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, Oct. 29.

Read The Budapest Festival Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR

October 27, 2011 – Ivan Fischer conducted a songful symphony by Schubert and a finger-twisting concerto by Bartok. WQXR

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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.

Listen Guest DJ Leif Ove Andsnes' Liszt List

October 20, 2011 – Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.

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All the classical news that's fit to link.

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 – A dissolved orchestra, handsomely paid CEOs and a viola melee: all the classical news fit to link.

The Tokyo Quartet untangles Beethoven's complex Grosse Fuge at WQXR's Greene Space.

Listen Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The Tokyo String Quartet WQXR

April 7, 2011 – Watch the venerable ensemble play Beethoven, Bartok and Haydn in New York City's Greene Space. WQXR

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Christoph Eschenbach

Listen Christoph Eschenbach: Husband To A Hundred

October 2, 2010 – The conductor, who could never be accused of blandness, finds a new home in Washington, D.C.

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Hooray. It's Elephant Appreciation Day!

Read In Praise Of Pachyderms (And Other Critters): The 'Deceptive Cadence' Puzzler

September 22, 2010 – To mark Elephant Appreciation Day, take a "critter quiz." Match the music to the creature.

A scene from Puccini's "Tosca"

Listen 5 Operas That Are Truly Bloodier Than 'True Blood'

September 16, 2010 – Where will True Blood fans get their fix now that season three has ended? In a word: Opera.

The Emerson String Quartet

Listen The Emerson Quartet At (Le) Poisson Rouge WQXR

April 26, 2010 – The lauded quartet played music from its broad repertoire, live from New York City. WQXR

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Conductor Fritz Reiner at a 1950 rehearsal.

Listen Bartok's Best 'Concerto For Orchestra'

December 1, 2009 – The Chicago Symphony, playing as if it had been set on fire, set a standard for Bartok back in 1955.

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Listen Unlikely Alliance: Bluebeard and Gianni Schicchi

June 5, 2009 – Samuel Ramey does double duty in Bluebeard's Castle and Gianni Schicchi.

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Listen Bartok: From The Fields To The Concert Hall WGBH

May 6, 2009 – A classical string quartet joins a Hungarian folk band to pay homage to Bela Bartok in concert. WGBH

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Listen Chicago Symphony Tops U.S. Orchestras

November 21, 2008 – A new poll in Gramophone magazine ranks it among the top 20 orchestras in the world.

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