Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance in this year's Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2013. The program was of all 20th-century Russian music: Shchedrin's Slava, Slava; Schnittke's Viola Concerto; and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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Spring For Music: National Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR-FM

Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich.

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.