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Conductor Kent Tritle in Times Square. (And that's WNYC's John Schaefer in the Saratoga T-shirt.)

Read Around The Classical Internet: July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012 – A sonic oasis in Times Square, a big deal at DG and the good-humored Haydn.

Is there good music that somehow isn't getting through to you?

Watch Where Are Your Musical Blind Spots?

February 6, 2012 – Ever feel guilty about not appreciating music you know you should?

The Takacs Quartet, continuing to conquer the music of "Papa" Haydn.

Read The Takacs Quartet's Haydn: Brilliant, But With A Bite

January 3, 2012 – Gorgeous performances of three string quartets Haydn wrote to "sell" his music to the public.

The ballad opera 'Flora': from early 18th-century England to 21st-century Charleston.

Listen 'Flora' — An 18th-Century British Invasion WDAV

May 20, 2011 – How an English innovation led to the first opera to be produced in North America. WDAV

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Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in an ambitious program that traces the arc of the symphonic tradition.

Read Spring For Music: Montreal Symphony WQXR

May 14, 2011 – Hear the venerable orchestra trace the arc of the symphony from the Renaissance to modern times. WQXR

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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Simon Rattle on the podium.

Listen Dinner With The Dead: Simon Rattle Shares Humor With Haydn

November 3, 2010 – The Berlin Philharmonic conductor picks Josef Haydn as an ideal dinner companion.

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Conductor Simon Rattle

Read Hey, Sir DJ: Simon Rattle Picks His Favorites

October 21, 2010 – Hear the Berlin Philharmonic conductor's handpicked favorites from three decades.

Spoleto USA musicians

Listen Band Of Gypsies: Haydn And Brahms At Spoleto Festival

June 16, 2010 – Charleston, S.C., plays host to Gypsy-inspired sounds at the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA.

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Listen Lovestruck Lunacy: Haydn's 'Orlando Paladino'

July 17, 2009 – Haydn's lighthearted look at lunacy features a bold knight who loses his mind along with his heart.

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Listen Haydn: Classical Music's Cheerful Servant

May 31, 2009 – Though he came from a modest background, a talented choirboy steered the course of classical music.

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Read Haydn In Concert: Cue The 'Drum Roll' APM

May 29, 2009 – Even late in life, Haydn took innovation to the next level in his startling "Drum Roll" Symphony. APM

Listen Haydn's Finest, For London

May 26, 2009 – In London, the composer lapped up a wealth of praise, and composed a formidable set of symphonies.

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Read Symphonic 'Enlightenment' In The 18th Century APM

April 15, 2009 – Hear the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment play bold 18th-century music in concert. APM

Listen Auryn Quartet: Heavyweights In Boston WGBH

March 26, 2009 – Haydn invented the string quartet. Beethoven revolutionized it. Hear both from the WGBH studios. WGBH

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