Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song. Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging hide caption

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Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall

The two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the 19th-century Parisian salon.

Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall
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Watch a stellar rising violinist perform two bonbons in an intimate club performance recorded live.

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

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Gardiner Leads Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

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The celebrated English conductor leads a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive works.

The players in the Belcea Quartet played a series of late Beethoven string quartets at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Melanie Burford/NPR hide caption

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Belcea Quartet Plays Beethoven At Carnegie Hall

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The acclaimed Quartet performs two of Beethoven's grand and enigmatic final string quartets.

Belcea Quartet Plays Beethoven At Carnegie Hall
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Riccardo Muti so impressed composer Carl Orff with his 1980 'Carmina Burana' performance that Orff reworked some tempo and dynamic markings in the score to hew to Muti's interpretation. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performs 'Carmina Burana'

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Hear Riccardo Muti leading composer Carl Orff's lusty masterpiece.

Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012. Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging/courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Gustavo Dudamel Conducts 'The Rite Of Spring' In Concert

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Hear Stravinsky's iconic Rite Of Spring and a world premiere conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

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Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert

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The Danish art-rock trio and Wordless Music Orchestra premiere a stunning performance of Piramida.

Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert
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Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets

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The contemporary music dynamos traversed landmark works at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra At Tanglewood

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The orchestra marked 75 years at its summer home with an all-Beethoven program.

Tanglewood At 75: Opening Night With The Boston Symphony Orchestra
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