The Dresden Staatskapelle's principal conductor, Christian Thielemann, asserts that Anton Bruckner's music, in its long-winding search for beauty, is the perfect antidote for modern life. He and the orchestra brought Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 to Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Dresden Staatskapelle Plays Bruckner WQXR-FM

A venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, and its new conductor, to New York.

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Pianist Jonathan Biss and members of the Elias String Quartet brought their Schumann: Under the Influence program to Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/for NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Jonathan Biss And The Elias String Quartet

Hear one of today's finest young pianists and an English string quartet play Schumann and new music.

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Osvaldo Golijov's St. Mark Passion at Carnegie Hall. Melanie Burford/NPR hide caption

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Carnegie Hall Live: Golijov's 'St. Mark Passion' WQXR-FM

Hear one of the most vibrant pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days.

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Composer-performer Max Richter (right) brings his revamped Vivaldi to Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge. Denise DeBelius/NPR hide caption

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Max Richter In Concert: Reimagining Vivaldi

The inventive composer performs a Four Seasons makeover with violinist Daniel Hope.

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Daniel Barenboim And Members Of The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra WQXR-FM

NPR Music and WQXR host an intimate evening that spans great Western and Middle Eastern music.

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Ray Chen

Watch a stellar rising violinist perform two bonbons in an intimate club performance recorded live.