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The late conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, captured in rehearsals for a recording of Wagner's Die Meistersinger.

Watch Remembering A Conductor Who Blossomed In Philadelphia

February 25, 2013 – A conductor formed in postwar Germany had a surprising late-life renaissance in the U.S.

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

Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say, who has been indicted for "insulting religious values."

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 – An indictment in Istanbul, Wagner in Israel and a possible Putin protest in St. Petersburg.

The natty, 'Vogue'-ready Charlie Siem.

Read Around The Classical Internet: September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011 – A model violinist, a disrupted concert and the week's classical links.

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Read Around The Classical Internet: May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 – Early recordings streaming for free, Springing for Music and the latest from Philadelphia.

Chief conductor Charles Dutoit presides over a financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra.

Listen Philadelphia Orchestra Files For Bankruptcy

April 18, 2011 – On Saturday, orchestra board members voted for Chapter 11 reorganization.


The 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra is facing crippling deficits.

Watch Philadelphia Orchestra Close to Bankruptcy? APM

April 15, 2011 – The 111-year-old orchestra may decide Saturday morning to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. APM

Read The New York Philharmonic Plays Pyongyang

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

Listen New York Philharmonic Set for North Korea Show

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


Listen Young Tuba Player Gets Nod from Phila. Orchestra

September 15, 2006 – Carol Jantsch, 21, is the first woman to be a principal tuba player in a top U.S. orchestra.


Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

June 15, 2006 – The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the Beethoven's ninth and final symphony.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

June 14, 2006 – The Eighth continued his trend of retreating to classical styles in even-numbered symphonies.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

June 13, 2006 – First performed to benefit Viennese soldiers, the Seventh Symphony was embraced for its beauty.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

June 12, 2006 – Beethoven publicly declared the Sixth Symphony's "extramusical" purpose: an expression of nature.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

June 9, 2006 – Beethoven's Fifth, once overshadowed by the "Eroica," has become one of his best-known works.

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