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Danielle De Niese performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Jan. 23, 2012.

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May 3, 2012 – Watch an intense performance by a soprano who mixes rock glam with operatic elegance.

The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012.

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April 27, 2012 – Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet." WQXR

Kevin Puts' Pulitzer-winning opera recounts a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troups during World War I.

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April 23, 2012 – Silent Night, by Kevin Puts, recounts a surprise cease-fire in World War I. Hear the entire opera. MPR

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The Emerson Quartet play Beethoven at the Savannah Music Festival. From left: Philip Setzer, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel and Lawrence Dutton

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April 6, 2012 – The Emerson Quartet plays Beethoven's most soulful string quartet at the Savannah Music Festival.

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Daniel Hope occupies his time performing, recording, writing, shooting videos and running music festivals.

Listen Daniel Hope: A Renaissance Man In Savannah

April 5, 2012 – The violinist, author and festival producer plays in a concert of French chamber music.

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Guitarist Milos Karadaglic appeared in recital at the Savannah Music Festival.

Listen Milos Karadaglic And The Power Of A Dusty Old Guitar

April 4, 2012 – When he first held his father's old guitar, Milos Karadaglic knew he'd chosen the right instrument.

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Violinist Daniel Hope (second from left) gathers fellow string players at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival for a concert of Russian chamber music.

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April 3, 2012 – Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.

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Violinist Daniel Hope (second from left) gathers fellow string players at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival for a concert of Russian chamber music.

Listen Savannah Music Festival's Russian Reminiscence

April 3, 2012 – Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.

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

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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.

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

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Music Director Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and soloists in Bach's St. John Passion at Carnegie Hall.

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March 23, 2012 – The Canadian ensemble and vocal soloists perform Bach's misunderstood St. John Passion. WQXR

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle live at the Ecstatic Music Festival, held at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, on March 24, 2012.

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March 23, 2012 – Hear a transcendent show by a very unlikely pairing from the aptly named Ecstatic Music Festival. Q2

Dan Deacon.

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March 20, 2012 – Hear a purveyor of overdriven sound team up with two of the hottest groups in new art music. Q2

Simon Rattle conducts Mahler and Wolf at Carnegie Hall Saturday, February 25, 2012.

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February 24, 2012 – Simon Rattle leads a performance of Mahler's immense and searching Second Symphony. WQXR

 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at Carengie Hall, where he played Haydn, Bartok, Chopin and Debussy.

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February 14, 2012 – The pianist's program spans pillars of the piano literature from Haydn to Bartok. WQXR

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