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The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

November 30, 2012 – A major move for the NY Phil and back-and-forthing in Minnesota: a guide to what you need to know.

Pianist Lang Lang.

Read Lang Lang Rings In The Year Of The Dragon WQXR

January 24, 2012 – Hear the famed pianist and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the Lunar New Year. WQXR

In better days, a New York City Opera attendee takes in a display about the beleagured company's rich history.

Read Around The Classical Internet: January 13, 2011

January 13, 2012 – Newly discovered Brahms, a baritone's farewell and the iPhone that mauled Mahler.

Greek sculptures dating from c. 500 BC, depicting a scene from the Trojan War. The Iliad, about the same war, was one of John Corigliano's inspirations for his piece 'One Sweet Morning.'

Listen John Corigliano On Sept. 11: The Heartbreak Of Battle

September 7, 2011 – The composer places the 9/11 experience in a larger context, from ancient Greece onward.

'The Cunning Little Vixen' at Avery Fisher Hall, June 21, 2011.

Watch First Listen: Janacek, The Cunning Little Vixen

August 7, 2011 – Still rarely performed, a very adult opera is swaddled in a charming fairy tale setting.

Children in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, being staged at the New York Philharmonic June 22-25, 2011.

Watch The Cunning, Not Quite Little Orchestra

June 23, 2011 – A performance of The Cunning Little Vixen at the New York Philharmonic raises myriad questions.

Gustav Mahler, composer

Listen A Composer On The Couch: Mahler Meets Freud

July 3, 2010 – Conductor Marin Alsop's latest adventure muses on a meeting between Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud


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Listen Mahler's Apocalyptic Second Symphony

December 29, 2009 – Mahler answered the metaphysical challenge of Beethoven's Ninth with the "Resurrection" Symphony.


Listen Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest

June 30, 2009 – Leonard Bernstein performs American music with mid-century flair in this 1959 recording.


Listen N.Y. Philharmonic Bids Farewell To Clarinetist

June 2, 2009 – After 60 years, Stanley Drucker gives his final performances with the orchestra.


Listen The Pyongyang Concert: Best Classical Of 2008

January 2, 2009 – The historic Pyongyang performance was the biggest story in classical music in 2008.


Listen Musical Diplomacy: A Concert in North Korea

March 10, 2008 – New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel talks about his recent performance in North Korea.


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 Performs in North Korea

February 26, 2008 – The philharmonic is the first major American cultural group to visit the isolated communist nation.


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